The New Humanism

Archive Report

Response to the Technological Age

Rising Protest Against Dehumanizing Influences

Man's age-old search for the good life on earth is moving along new tracks as the 20th century approaches its last quarter. And the goal is more elusive than ever. Not only is technology leaping along at a bewildering pace, changing the physical conditions of life, but social institutions are becoming increasingly complex and remote from the individual's control. The idea is taking hold that what man has wrought, he has not always wrought for his own well-being. The result is a rising demand for more humane considerations in the making of fateful decisions that determine what kind of world modern man and his progeny must live in. Thus at the dawning of the “post-industrial” age, ...

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