This book is a timely endeavour to stimulate individual and collective awareness into the need for a 'Macroshift' in terms of our obsolete frames of understanding. To give it '5' stars is not without thought and consideration. Thus, it reflects what the author of this book - Ervin Laszlo - has attempted to bring to the subject of humanity's relationship to the world around and the issues for evolutionary development in the fields of consciousness, action, culture, politics, ecology, ethics, and one's immediate lifestyle.
It is written with clarity, insight, intelligence, and with an understanding that change is a collective, yet unsentimental, choice. This type of book may not appeal to everyone, yet it should. It's not patronising - simply, it is direct and encouraging. The author may be criticised for his optimism, yet this is a virtue in present times. The book, much like the author's previous ones, which is an enlargement of his '3rd Millenium', outlines the socio-cultural developments that have brought us to our present stage of civilization. It then goes on to explain the need to transcend these values, why we need to, and by what values to replace them with. It also includes a brief foray into modern scientific achievements to underlie his 'Holos' theory. Finally, there are contributions from notable thinkers dealing with this subject, in a 20-page section at the rear. It certainly is not in the whimsical category: this is common-sense thought presented, as would the 'Club of Rome', in a manner worthy of a determined yet compassionate report of the situation we, as a collective, are currently facing.
An intelligent book. In my opinion, at least.