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War and Anti-War: Making Sense of Today's Global Chaos

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Beginning with a provocative analysis of warfare in the past, futurists Alvin and Heidi Toffler offer intriguing insight into today's military conflicts--and an eye-opening portrait of the battles of the future. By describing the horrifying realities of future war, the authors offer innovative strategies for implementing future peace.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 1st 1995 by Grand Central Publishing (first published January 1st 1993)
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khashayar XerXes
Apr 17, 2007 khashayar XerXes rated it it was amazing

1970...future shock
smthing is gonna change,it will change in the fastest way it could!
here he discuss the effect that the rate may cause,& leave
the tehem of the "change" 4 his next book to discuss!

1980...third wave
he define us the chaneg we r facing or going to face in future decades in details

1990...power shift
this change "third wave" will affect the basics of distribution of the meaning of the "power" in society!

1993...war & antiwar
an "ASKED" book!
smthng US.ARmy & goverment
Ahmad Sharabiani
War and Anti-War: Making Sense of Today's Global Chaos
نویسندگان: الوين و هيدى تافلر، جنگ و پادجنگ (زندهماندن در سپيدهدم سده
بيست و يكم)
ترجمه: مهدى بشارت، تهران، انتشارات اطلاعات، 1374
جنگ و ضدجنگ (ترجمه ديگر)، ترجمه شهيندخت خوارزمى، تهران، سيمرغ، 1375

نویسندگان، آشفتگيهای امروز را طبیعی، اجتناب ناپذیر و نشانه فروریختن آخرین پایههای تمدن صنعتی در برابر سومین موج بزرگ تغییر در جهان میدانند و در چارچوب نظریه برخورد امواج تاریخ، جنگ را با همه جلوههای سیاسی، اقتصادی و فرهنگی آن در حوزههای ملی، منطقهای
Mar 16, 2012 Ali rated it liked it
Good, But olden story about new world and new war because everything about security and war changes ...
Sefu Casas
Apr 16, 2013 Sefu Casas rated it it was amazing
A revolutionary angels-and-demons kind of book!
Feb 04, 2013 gauldy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Neodvažuji se dost dobře hodnotit odbornou literaturu (ale vzhledem k tomu, že to bylo podmínkou k zápočtu, tak jsem stejně musel:). Důvod je asi nasnadě - autor je na škále toho, jak tématu rozumí, pochopitelně obyčejně někde jinde než čtenář, tudíž pokud nehlásá vyloženě bludy, dost těžko se dá měřit, jak moc pravdu vlastně má. Nicméně Válka a antiválka Tofflerových je asi trochu něco jiného. Jakožto futurologické dílo zde není nic jako "tak to je", jen spousta toho "tak by to mohlo nejspíš bý ...more
Dec 16, 2012 Štěpán rated it really liked it
About the age of the information and the modern ways of structuring the society. The main purpose is to outline how the successful war as a wealth generating power in the 21st century should look like according to the authors' theory of waves.
Dec 12, 2008 Matt rated it liked it
A great general read if you are interested in pontificating about why, how, and who goes to war. This is not a history book as much as a philosophy book, in my opinion. and its very accessible... for those who didn't get to read Clauswitz's 'On War' in a college class, especially.
rather disappointing so far - having a hard time finishing
I quit!! really a rehash of modern warfare and its implications - not really very informative or interesting

never finished - not worth the effort - out of date and simply parises smart technology etc
TK Keanini
Apr 09, 2007 TK Keanini rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thinkingtools, heroes
Without knowing it, there is a lot of game theory in this book. I've gone back and re-read it a few times. Toffler is consistent in marking the plow, the assembly line, and the computer as the 3 waves of change. The latest book Revolutionary Wealth is the icing on the cake.
Apr 23, 2014 Marek rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ciekawe spojrzenie na zagadnienia współczesnych koncepcji i rodzajów wojen. Rozjaśnia umysł na wiele spraw dotyczących wojny i pokoju i reguł nimi rządzących.
Feb 16, 2009 Dominic rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
Tofflers always deliver a good read. A little different than their usual observations but nonetheless interesting at it's lowest points.
Willene Sprinkle
They have global experience and insight and share their look into crystal ball of the 21st Century and how to survive through it. Insightful!
Aug 15, 2007 Daniel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who worry about war
Alvin and Heidi Toffler certainly offer a tremendous amount of info in this book. It's hard reading.
Brent Jackson
Feb 24, 2016 Brent Jackson rated it it was amazing
A true visionary look at cyber warfare (before such a thing really existed) and the future of conflict.
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is an American writer and futurist, known for his works discussing the digital revolution, communications revolution, corporate revolution and technological singularity. A former associate editor of Fortune magazine, his early work focused on technology and its impact (through effects like information overload.

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