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The Resource War and anti-war : survival at the dawn of the 21st century, Alvin and Heidi Toffler

War and anti-war : survival at the dawn of the 21st century, Alvin and Heidi Toffler

Label
War and anti-war : survival at the dawn of the 21st century
Title
War and anti-war
Title remainder
survival at the dawn of the 21st century
Statement of responsibility
Alvin and Heidi Toffler
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Are we plunging into a decade of bloody wars? Can they he prevented? In this highly original new book, Alvin and Heidi Toffler, two of the world's leading social thinkers and futurists, train their sights on a subject that has haunted humanity since history began: war and peace. Their premise is that the way we make wealth is the way we make war - that today's revolutionary changes in business are being mirrored in the world's armies and the future of war itself. What is
  • Needed, they say, is a parallel revolution in the way we make peace. War and Anti-War describes how the U.S. military went from drug-drenched defeat and demoralization in Vietnam to high performance in the Gulf - a story with lessons for many businesses today as they, too, restructure in preparation for the twenty-first century. When America is groping for new strategies, when its defense industries are in crisis, and when peacemakers are being outsmarted and outgunned
  • Around the world, this book tells us why we seem bent on violence - and what to do about it. The forms of war, the Tofflers tell us, have changed throughout history: the agrarian age gave us the hoe and the sword, the industrial age gave us mass production and mass destruction. Tomorrow, as information and knowledge become the core of advanced economies, they say, we will see the triumph of "software over steel." Just as the theories of military strategist Carl von
  • Clausewitz foreshadowed the industrialized war of the past two centuries - the bloodiest form of war ever - this book lays the basis for the "knowledge strategies" that will increasingly dominate military thinking from now on. The "smart bombs" used in the Gulf War provided only a pale hint of a not-too-distant world in which chameleon camouflage changes to match any terrain ... in which robots might make key military decisions ... in which precision genetic weaponry can
  • Be programmed to attack a specific ethnic or racial group ... in which "virtual reality" weapons are used to confuse an enemy ... in which electronic "ants" penetrate business and intelligence computer systems ... and in which digital media replace diplomacy. Our politicians, military leaders, and peacemakers, the Tofflers warn, are no more prepared for changes like these than feudal swordsmen were for the arrival of the machine gun, the tank, and the airplane. New forms
  • Of war require new forms of peacemaking as well, and the Tofflers tell us of non-lethal weapons, of "bloodless battles" fought with infra-sound generators, of "Peace Corporations" that would profit by maintaining peace in an assigned region, of how the United Nations might be restructured to give citizens' groups, businesses, and religious movements a greater role in "peace-fare." In War and Anti-War the Tofflers unveil a new world map and introduce such striking
  • Concepts as the "revolt of the rich" and the new division of world power among three great civilizations, those of the past, present, and future. If the Tofflers' previous works are any guide, War and Anti-War will be read not only in the corridors of political power but in war ministries and peace organizations around the world. It will change the way we think about the most urgent problem on our planet today
Cataloging source
DLC
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Toffler, Alvin
Dewey number
355.02
Index
index present
LC call number
U102
LC item number
.T64 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1929-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Toffler, Heidi
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  • Military art and science
  • Military art and science
  • Oorlogvoering
  • Kriegführung
  • Zukunft
  • Ciencia militar
Label
War and anti-war : survival at the dawn of the 21st century, Alvin and Heidi Toffler
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780316850247.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unexpected encounter -- The end of ecstasy -- A clash of civilizations -- The revolutionary premise -- First wave war -- Second wave war -- Airland battle -- The way we make wealth -- Third wave war -- A collision of war-forms -- Niche wars -- Space wars -- Robot wars -- Da Vinci dreams -- War without blood? -- The knowledge warriors -- The future of the spy -- Spin -- Ploughshares into swords -- The genie unleashed -- The zone of illusion -- A world trisected -- About peace-forms -- The next peace-form -- The twenty-first century global system
Control code
ocm28632292
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 302 pages
Isbn
9780316850247
Lccn
93020789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o28632292
  • (OCoLC)28632292
Label
War and anti-war : survival at the dawn of the 21st century, Alvin and Heidi Toffler
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780316850247.pdf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unexpected encounter -- The end of ecstasy -- A clash of civilizations -- The revolutionary premise -- First wave war -- Second wave war -- Airland battle -- The way we make wealth -- Third wave war -- A collision of war-forms -- Niche wars -- Space wars -- Robot wars -- Da Vinci dreams -- War without blood? -- The knowledge warriors -- The future of the spy -- Spin -- Ploughshares into swords -- The genie unleashed -- The zone of illusion -- A world trisected -- About peace-forms -- The next peace-form -- The twenty-first century global system
Control code
ocm28632292
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 302 pages
Isbn
9780316850247
Lccn
93020789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o28632292
  • (OCoLC)28632292

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