The post-Marxian, new historical materialism described in this book breathes new
life into our comprehension of the world.
A 200-year perspective on modernity tells us that an all-embracing physical phenomenon
holds humankind in its grip.
The exhaustion of oil and other natural resources is pushing the world toward a third
global system that may be called "two-level economy/strong multilateralism." It will
be impossible to get there without a new chaotic transition.
No repeated warnings, academic advice, moral advocacy, inspired reforms, or political
leadership can provide a shortcut around it. But if it took "1914-1945" to make a
relatively minor adjustment in the global order, what will it take to make a major