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The Future as History

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In one of the most widely hailed books of recent years, Robert L. Heilbroner has set forth a powerful and brilliantly written analysis of the forces at work in the modern world and where they are taking us. Clear, convincing, and comprehensive, Heilbroner's view illuminates every headline-making event of our complex times: the impact of the Bomb, the drift away from ...more
Published June 1st 1984 by Peter Smith Publisher
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For a book written over 50 years ago, this is amazingly still pertinent. Even if you don't agree with Robert Heilbroner's conclusions, he gives a lot to think about.
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Robert L. Heilbroner (March 24, 1919 – January 4, 2005) was an American economist and historian of economic thought. The author of some twenty books, Heilbroner was best known for The Worldly Philosophers, a survey of the lives and contributions of famous economists, notably Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Maynard Keynes.

Written in 1953, The Worldly Philosophers has sold nearly four million copies
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