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In order to explain surprising political phenomena like Donald Trump and Brexit, we have to look at the unprecedented impact of new technologies on our total environment. Douglas Rushkoff, the author of Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, has entertained the thesis that the television age, which brought people together, is over. He opines that the television age has been…

Modern technological innovation has made globalization possible. And globalization’s new social reality is unparalleled in history. Accordingly, it presents politics with new challenges. But it also presents politics with unprecedented technological power to deal with these new challenges. However, the power of these technologies is ambiguous, since they can create two types of experiences: “hot” and “cool.” These two experiences…

Selected Correspondence 1950-1984 (The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, Volume 30). Thomas Hollweck, ed. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2007.
 
This big volume is one of the last two of the 34 volume Collected Works to be published (The other, Volume 29, prepared under the editorship of Professor Juergen Gebhardt, has just been published in July 2009). The reader will…