Abstract

This article examines history as a systematic process, suggesting that there are clear underlying dynamics, and that we are moving rapidly from a world in which they were scarcely recognized, towards conditions where they will dominate our lives. It argues that this important transition will evolve naturally from established trends and should restore lost confidence and vitality. The article also considers an anomaly between the compounding dynamics of the historical process and the apparently constant dynamics of long-wave phenomena.

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