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A world of freebooting capitalism has delivered neither material abundance nor social harmony to most of the world's people. Failed states, religious wars, environmental disasters, clashes between immigrants and the native-born are common features of current history, as they were in earlier times. But the perception that there is no alternative to chronic crisis except to somehow muddle through exacerbates the problem.On the other hand, to hope for a vanguard to lead the masses, or to apply pressure from below to leaders, hasn't done so well.
(Cross-posted to 50 Book Challenge.)