The phrase ‘Technetronic Era’ many not have cemented its place in posterity, but we appear to be living in elements of it nonetheless. In the book, Between Two Ages: America’s Role in Technetronics Era, Brzezinski outlined many of the principal tenets of contemporary. Zbigniew Kazimierz “Zbig” Brzezinski was a Polish-American diplomat and political scientist. . In his piece Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era, Brzezinski argued that a coordinated policy among developed .

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Retrieved January 28, Tehnetronic threat of overpopulation to economic growth — indeed to existence itself-has been widely discussed in recent years. The standard of living was not high, but it was rising. His eldest son, Ian Brzezinski b. This is not to deny that practice has often widely differed;, it is, however, remarkable that conflicts have been waged over competitive claims to a superior techhnetronic and application of such universal values as democracy, welfare, individual dignity, and personal freedom.

Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Wars in the Third World thus seem tolerable as long as their international scale is contained at a level that does not seem to threaten major interests. The poor nations technettronic left with the grubby tasks of primary production and with a stagnant or declining market; they must sell cheap and buy dear from the booming factories” Michael Harrington, American Power in the Twentieth Century, New York,p.

Between Two Ages – America’s Role In the Technetronic Era

Marxist dialectic is clearly erq this tradition, and it infuses moral dichotomy into every assessment. It is probably true that “the picture of the world indespite the large pockets of poverty that will still exist, is far from grim. Wiener, The YearNew York,p. As the upheaval developed, the two advanced fundamentally different positions. American influence has a porous and almost invisible quality.

Even if the latter were practicable, the dissemination of transistor radios and soon television is beginning to have the same politically activiz-ing effect that literacy had on the urban proletariat of the late nineteenth century. Tamas techneyronic view quotes.

Rather, it is a recipe for a conglomerate of individual devolved units comprising of elements of developed nations the scientific elite within those nations who have ascended through their own triumph in technology and innovation to Technetronic status.

And a large number of them have followed on or been associated with the break-up of colonial empires, whether Ottoman, British, French or Japanese, and the subsequent emergence of new states which are often small, poor and insecure” David Wood, “Conflict in the Twentieth Century,” Adelphi Papers, Junep.


Institutionalized beliefs, the result of the merger of ideas and institutions, no longer appear to many as vital and relevant, while the skepticism that has contributed so heavily to the undermining of institutionalized beliefs now clashes with the new emphasis on passion and involvement. Mar 02, During the classical era of international politics, weapons, communications, economics, and ideology were all essentially national in scope.

The assertion of man’s equality before God in terms of his spirit, his conscience, or his soul, laid the basis for the transcendental importance of the human being and for the much later assertion of the equality of men in their political and social dimensions.

The national community is the obvious one to turn to, and a definition of what a national community is may well become more restrictive as broader transnational cooperation develops. Sep 05, In Latin America in From tohe worked on the U. Instead of accepting himself as a spontaneous given, man in the most advanced societies may become more concerned with conscious self-analysis according to external, explicit criteria: That change, necessary and desirable to stimulate an attitude receptive to innovation for example, the acceptance by peasants of fertilizersalso prompts an intense awareness of inadequacy and – 20 – backwardness.

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For a cri du cceur against this congested condition from a French sociologist, see Jacques Ellul, The 1 technological Society, New York,p. Economic assistance can be effective only if, in addition, the recipient techetronic emotional resources are mobilized and a sense of popular enthusiasm and purpose is created.

Nevertheless, Gaullism’s major ambition was to construct a Europe that would be “European” and not dominated by an external hegemony, though, to be sure, France would exercise political leadership in it. You can help by adding to it. From Helsinki to Gorbachev, — It is a society increasingly difficult to delineate in terms of its outer Cultural and economic boundaries. Brzezinski was on the faculty of Harvard University from toand of Columbia University from to where he headed the Institute on Communist Affairs.

To be sure, the fact that in the aftermath of World War II a number of nations were directly dependent on the United States in matters of security, politics, and economics created a system that in many respects, including that of scale, superficially resembled the British, Roman, and Chinese empires of the past.

Reliance on these new techniques of calculation and communication enhances the social importance of human intelligence and the immediate relevance of technnetronic. China was no longer considered part of a larger Sino-Soviet bloc but instead a third pole tecnhetronic power due to the Sino-Soviet Splithelping the United States against the Soviet Union.

Brzezinski has repeatedly denied having said this, and no such memo exists. The manuscript was read and criticized by a number of friends and colleagues.


Brzezinsk admit the reality of the slowness of change is to deprive themselves of the support of the masses and to yield the political initiative to radical demagogues; to mobilize the masses on behalf of unattainable goals is to court an eventual explosion — unless that mobilization becomes a vehicle for subordinating the masses to On a more sophisticated level, the economic system of the advanced countries is condemned as inherently incapable of providing true assistance.

One nation may attack a competitor covertly by bacteriological means, thoroughly weakening the population though with a minimum of fatalities before taking over with its own overt armed forces.

Die Konzeption Zbigniew K. America’s Role in the Technetronic EraBrzezinski argued that a coordinated policy among developed nations was necessary in order to counter global instability erupting from increasing economic inequality.

The Technetronic Era

I should add that not only have I tried to amplify and clarify some of the rather – 5 – condensed points made in that article, but I have significantly revised some of my views in the light of constructive criticisms made by my colleagues. The breakdown in communication between the generations — so vividly evident during the student revolts of — was rooted in the irrelevance of the old symbols’ to many younger people.

Bell defines the “five dimensions of the post-industrial society” as involving the following: The threat of intellectual fragmentation, posed by the gap between the pace in the expansion of knowledge and the rate of its assimilation; raises a perplexing question concerning the prospects -for mankind’s intellectual unity. Doctor of Laws LL. What is my IQ?

The routinization of conflict on a global scale has been the goal of statesmen for many decades. The possibility of extensive chemical mind control, the danger of loss of individuality inherent in extensive transplantation, the feasibility of manipulating the genetic structure will call for the social definition of common criteria of use and restraint.

In addition, the flow of new knowledge necessitates more and more frequent refresher studies. Activism called for a more explicit definition of our reality, and systematic, even dogmatic, intellectual frameworks were meant to meet that need.

The “empire” was at most an informal system marked by the pretense of equality and non-interference.