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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As in the case of urban ghettos in the United States, this may make for a tenser relationship with the more prosperous and advanced world.

It depends in the first instance on the resources committed to it, the personnel available for it, the educational base that supports it, and — last but not least — the freedom of scientific innovation.

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

Servan-Schreiber’s book, The American Challenge, reflects the basic inclination of concerned Europeans to accept the argument that the United States comes closest to being the only truly modern society in terms of the organization and scale of its economic market, business administration, research and development, and education.

President Carter chose Brzezinski for the position of National Security Adviser NSA because he wanted an assertive intellectual at his side to provide him with day-to-day advice and guidance on foreign policy decisions. National Endowment for Democracy. From tohe worked on the U.

I am also most obliged and grateful to Miss Sophia Sluzar, currently the Administrative Assistant, who very ably supervised the over-all preparation of the manuscript and who earlier was instrumental in preparing the tables and assembling the needed data. Foreign Policy by John Mearsheimer.

It is not an attempt to sum up the human condition, to combine philosophy and science, er provide answers to bgzezinski perplexing questions concerning our reality. Yet in so doing, it is helping to create larger entities that are more capable of resisting its influence and of competing with it economically.


Zbigniew Brzezinski

Time and space have become so compressed that global politics manifest a tendency toward larger, more interwoven forms of cooperation as well as toward the dissolution of established institutional and ideological loyalties. Newly acquired wealth is its foundation, and intense competition the outlet — as well as the stimulus — for its energy.

Changes in the academic life of Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan; and more recently France, and to an even greater extent in the less developed countries, can be traced to the influence of American educational institutions.

In this capacity, this society as a whole is a consumer of scientific knowledge, which is used for diverse ends: There is already widespread consensus that functional planning is desirable and that it is the only way to cope with the various ecological threats.

The New York Times Magazine. Two days after the election, on November 10,Brzezinski warned of “coming turmoil in the nation and the world” in a brief speech after he was awarded the Medal for Distinguished Public Service from the Department of Defense.

Zbigniew Brzezinski – Wikipedia

The contemporary world is undergoing a change in many respects similar to that prompted by the earlier appearance of large population centers. Global Fragmentation and Unification The cumulative effect of the technetronic revolution is contradictory. All of this has imperial overtones, and yet it is misleading to label it as such.

And just as the shift from an agrarian economy and feudal politics toward an industrial society and political systems based on the individual’s emotional identification with the nation-state gave rise to contemporary international politics, so the appearance of the technetronic society reflects the onset of a new relationship between man and his expanded global reality. Even as it provokes violent antagonism to itself, it sets off expectations that are measured by American standards and that in most countries cannot be met until well into the next century.

Both were essentially a mystery, a given to be accepted, whatever the pains of life might be. What makes Biblio different? Archived from the original PDF on August 28, Nine industrial sectors that depend heavily on innovation were surveyed i. During the s he worked on the theory of totalitarianism.


Quote by Zbigniew Brzezinski: “The technotronic era involves the gradual appea”

Retrieved from ” https: He increasingly assumed the role of a Presidential emissary. He said there were five possibilities for the Soviet Union: This development is thus not a return to the emotions or to the ecstatic style of nineteenth-century nationalism, even though there are many superficial analogies to it.

For historical background on this period of history, see: In working toward that definition, I shall focus particularly on the meaning for the United States of the emergence of this process, seeking to draw implications from an examination of the forces that are molding it.

If human brzeznski can be said to involve both a struggle iand an evolution toward the progressive liberation of man, then the attainment of equality before the supernatural was the first major step on that road. There are times when a whole generation is caught in this way between two ages, two modes of life, with the consequence that it loses all power to understand itself techentronic has no standard, no security, no simple acquiescence.

To 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.

In this respect, I share the view of Barrington Moore, Jr.

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