By Herbert E. Meyer
In 1512 Niccolo Machiavelli outlined politics because the fight for energy. in the course of that very same period, technological know-how turned outlined because the quest for wisdom. For greater than 5 centuries now this hole among politics and technology -- what C.P. Snow famously referred to as “the cultures” -- has progressively widened.
Now, Herbert E. Meyer -- journalist, writer, former top-level Reagan management intelligence legit -- argues that as we go through the twenty first century our survival calls for that we fuse the 2 cultures; that we rework politics itself from the fight for strength to the hunt for wisdom approximately how we will be able to most sensible manage and deal with our public affairs.
Praise for demanding Thinking:
“Every scientist drawn to public affairs may still learn this booklet. So may still each politician.”
-- Jonas Salk, developer of the polio vaccine and Founding Director of the Salk Institute for organic Studies
“Delightful! To infuse the spirit, the equipment, and the basic solid will of technological know-how into politics could certainly be an incredible step forward.”
-- Edward O. Wilson, Harvard collage Professor and founding father of the college of sociobiology
Excerpts from challenging Thinking:
Only through making a political tradition that parallels the medical tradition might be have the ability to disperse the highbrow fog within which we're now trapped...
We might want to create a political tradition in keeping with the series of suggestion, test, and remark. it might be a tradition during which effects count number and being correct issues, the place truth overrides emotion, have been rules that fail are put aside irrespective of how attractive they sound and the place guidelines that prevail are carried out whilst acceptable irrespective of who first proposed them and irrespective of how they move opposed to someone’s own prejudices or someone’s armchair prediction of ways that coverage might work...