H. G. Wells, a prolific science fiction writer, also wrote many non-fiction works that may be found interesting and/or pertinent for our current times. Could world events be following a script? Volume 1 of this TRIO contains: Anticipations – First serialized in The North American Review, June 1901 with the subtitle: “An Experiment in Prophecy” The Open Conspiracy: Blue Prints for a World Revolution was published in 1928 by H. G. Wells, when he was 62 years old. It was revised and expanded in 1930 with the additional subtitle A Second Version of This Faith of a Modern Man Made More Explicit and Plain. In 1931 a further revised edition appeared titled What Are We to To Do With Our Lives? The final version appeared in 1933 under its original title. Many of its ideas are anticipated in Wells’s 1926 novel The World of William Clissold. The book is, in Wells’s words, a “scheme to thrust forward and establish a human control over the destinies of life and liberate it from its present dangers, uncertainties and miseries.” It proposes that largely as the result of scientific progress, a common vision of a world “politically, socially and economically unified” is emerging among educated and influential people, and that this can be the basis of “a world revolution aiming at universal peace, welfare and happy activity” that can result in the establishment of a “world commonweal.” This is to be achieved by “drawing together a proportion of all or nearly all the functional classes in contemporary communities in order to weave the beginnings of a world community out of their selection.” This will ultimately “be a world religion.” – Wikipedia THE OPEN CONSPIRACY – TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Chapter 1> The Present Crisis in Human Affairs Chapter 2> The Idea of the Open Conspiracy Chapter 3> We Have to Clear and Clean Up Our Minds Chapter 4> The Revolution in Education Chapter 5> Religion in the New World Chapter 6> Modern Religion is Objective Chapter 7> What Mankind Has to Do Chapter 8> Broad Characteristics Of a Scientific World Commonweal Chapter 9> No Stable Utopia Is Now Conceivable Chapter 10> The open conspiracy is not to be thought of as a single organization; it is a conception of life out of which efforts, organizations, and new orientations will arise Chapter 11> Forces and Resistances in the Great Modern Communities Now Prevalent, Which Are Antagonistic to The Open Conspiracy. The war with Tradition Chapter 12> The Resistances of the Less Industrialized Peoples to the Drive of the Open Conspiracy Chapter 13> Resistances and Antagonistic Forces in our Conscious and Unconscious Selves Chapter 14> The Open Conspiracy Begins as a Movement of Discussion, Explanation, and Propaganda Chapter 15> Early Constructive Work of the Open Conspiracy Chapter 16> Existing and Developing Movements Which Are Contributory to the Open Conspiracy and Which Must Develop a Common Consciousness. The Parable of Provinder Island Chapter 17> The Creative Home, Social Group, and School. The Present Waste of Idealistic Will Chapter 18> Progressive Development of the Activities of the Open Conspiracy Into a World Control and Commonweal. The Hazards of the Attempt Chapter 19> Human Life in the Coming World Community The New World Order was published in 1940. Wells was 74 years old and wondered whether this New World Order was attainable, how it could be attained, and what sort of world a world at peace will have to be. This masterpiece of speculative theory will appeal to those with an interest in the future of humanity and our roles in society. In this Non-Fiction TRIO, H. G. Wells vision and forethought stand out as an important message for future events as well as current times.
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pub Date: 09/2017
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 1.00d