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The Struggle for a Human Future

With its wireless networks encompassing the globe, the Digital Revolution is altering the very fabric of our lives with alarming rapidity. New technologies are bringing about an ever-closer union between human beings and machines, whilst at the same time transforming our planet into an increasingly hybrid “cyber–physical” world.  The current rollout of fifth-generation wireless communication ...
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Europe

European thought and culture has had an enduring impact worldwide, but Europe has also been a focus of conflict and world wars. With its international influence, Europe bears a responsibility, in both example and practice, for humanity’s continued development.  First published in English in 1975, this timely reprint of Maria Schindler’s classic work provides valuable spiritual insight into ...
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Re-Imagining America

Christopher Schaefer analyzes the “long emergency” that is destroying the Earth and human wellbeing. He suggests a practical vision of social change and personal growth for finding hope in difficult times.The book offers alternative, radical ideas for social reform and tackling inequality, providing an account of how American economic and political elites have undermined democracy and ...
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Jerusalem

“The better I understand the roots of the Hebrew people and its universal-human mission, the better I shall understand the nature of humanity and itsmission; and the more human I become, in the most universal sense, anchored in a new spiritual knowledge and practice, the more fulfilled, active and creative Ican be at the roots of my existence as a Jew and an Israeli.” —Yeshayahu ...
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Shaping Globalization

Civil Society has become a major power in the world. The stunning defeat of the controversial and secretive Multilateral Agreement on Investments, the massive worldwide WTO protests and the yearly meetings of the World Social Forum are testimony to its coming of age. From these significant victories, civil society continued to catch world attention with the Arab Spring, the grassroots movement ...
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Social Threefolding

In the devastating aftermath of World War I, Rudolf Steiner gained a reputation as a leading social thinker. One mainstream reviewer of his book Towards Social Renewal referred to it as “...perhaps the most widely read of all books on politics appearing since the war.” Steiner’s proposals for the reconstruction of Europe and rebuilding the crumbling social structure were thus discussed publicly ...
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Humanity's Last Stand

Although still in its earliest stages, artificial intelligence (AI) is radically transforming all aspects of society. With the immanent emergence of Artificial Super Intelligence (ASI) and the illusory temptations of “transhumanism,” humankind stands at a crossroads. Nicanor Perlas makes an urgent plea in this book. It is imperative, he says, that we take immediate steps to ensure that digitized ...
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In the Shadow of the Machine

Contemporary life is deeply reliant on digital technology, and computers have come to dominate nearly every aspect of our culture. What is the philosophical and spiritual significance of this dependence on electronic technology for our relationship to nature and for the future of humanity? Moreover, what processes in human perception and awareness have produced the situation in which we find ...
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Free, Equal, and Mutual

Free, Equal and Mutual is a centenary anthology that draws on Rudolf Steiner’s vision for a free, equal, and mutual society—a threefold commonwealth. Twenty cutting-edge articles by thirteen contributors show how the social threefold social order offers practical alternatives to the prevailing neo-liberal social order. Currently, our market-dominated society is in meltdown, with resurgent ...
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Conscious Society

8 lectures, Dornach, February 15 – March 16, 1919 (CW 189) Delivered in the context of postwar cultural and social chaos, these lectures form part of Rudolf Steiner’s energetic efforts to cultivate social understanding and renew culture through his innovative ideas based on “threefolding.” Steiner develops subtle and discerning perception of how social dynamics could change and heal if they were ...
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The Threefolding Movement, 1919

Following World War I, Germany faced a period of revolutionary upheaval and general unrest. In the midst of these tumultuous events, Rudolf Steiner’s pioneering movement for social threefolding rallied around a unique conception. Its three principal goals were to promote human rights and equality in political life, freedom in cultural life and associative cooperation in economic life. Albert ...
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Understanding Society through Spiritual–Scientific Knowledge

15 lectures, Dornach, Oct.–Nov. 1919 (CW 191) In the uncertainty following World War I, Rudolf Steiner perceived a unique opportunity to establish a healthy social and political constitution. He began lecturing throughout post-war Germany, often to large audiences, about his social ideas. Here, speaking to a more intimate grouping at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland, Steiner seeks to ...
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Voices for Peace

The United States military doctrine, as proclaimed by the Department of Defense, is to attain “full-spectrum dominance...in the air, land, maritime and space domains, and information environment...without effective opposition or prohibitive interference.”  This is an agenda for global conquest—for an ever-expanding US empire. As America prepares for conflict with Russia and China, wars continue ...
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Captive

In this follow-up to We Animals, Canadian photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur explores zoos and aquaria, and how “we” animals interact with “those” animals. In over one hundred photographs, Captive reveals the lives of animals in zoos and aquaria around the world. McArthur photographed animals in these situations for over a decade, and the book will include images from over 20 countries on five ...
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Aphro-ism

In this lively, accessible, and provocative collection, Aph and Syl Ko provide new theoretical frameworks on race, advocacy for nonhuman animals, and feminism. Using popular culture as a point of reference for their critiques, the Ko sisters engage in groundbreaking analysis of the compartmentalized nature of contemporary social movements, present new ways of understanding interconnected ...
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