By Linda Sargent Wood
Carson used to be no longer the one highbrow to provide holistic solutions to society's difficulties. This ebook uncovers a sensibility in post-World conflict II American tradition that either validated the good judgment of the chilly struggle and fed a few of the 20th century's strongest social pursuits, from civil rights to environmentalism to the counterculture. The examine examines very important leaders and associations that embraced and positioned into perform a holistic imaginative and prescient for a relaxed, healthy, and simply international: nature author Rachel Carson, structural engineer R. Buckminster Fuller, civil rights chief Martin Luther King Jr., Jesuit priest and paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow, and the Esalen Institute and its founders, Michael Murphy and Dick fee. each one seemed to complete structures rather than elements and involved in connections, interdependencies, and integration to create a greater world.
Though the '60s desires of constructing a extra excellent global have been tempered by means of monetary inequalities, political corruption, and deep social divisions, this holistic sensibility maintains to persuade American tradition today.
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A More Perfect Union: Holistic Worldviews and the Transformation of American Culture after World War II by Linda Sargent Wood