Название: The Chasm Ahead
Автор: Aurelio Peccei
Introduction: Last August, when I was finishing this book, Czechoslovakia was abruptly overpowered by her Warsaw Pact allies—an inexplicable, sudden emergency symbolic of the disorders and potential threats of our age. Since then, much water, as they say, has passed under the bridges in all parts of the world. Most of it was turbid, as were the events it carried. Other Soviet postures seemed to set the clock back some fifteen years and evoked the dark specters of confrontation. Later, yet another major monetary crisis erupted with a run on the French franc, saved only by stopgap measures, amidst unusual controversies. Both developments reveal how fragile the foundations of the present international structure are. Meanwhile the adverse flow of events was leaving nothing untouched. The human condition and human reason continued to suffer, and practically everything that happened sharpened the sense of concern with which these pages had been written...