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I don't know if I'd call it "the Most Urgent Crisis in World History", since he was just complaining about how nobody's neighborly anymore. I get what he was going for, people keep to themselves, they don't know the people they live next to, and if something weird is going on in the street they just draw the curtains and hope it goes away. "As though under siege". He pins it on the population explosion, and then indicates that soon there'll be too many people and we'll all die forever. He predic ...more
Charles Percy Snow, Baron Snow, Kt., CBE, was an English physical chemist and novelist who also served in several important positions in the British Civil Service and briefly in the UK government. He is best known for his series of novels known collectively as Strangers and Brothers, and for The Two Cultures, a 1959 lecture in which he laments the gulf between scientists and "literary intellectual ...moreMore about C.P. Snow...