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Dealing With Sociopolitical World Changes

December 29, 1990

In your astonishing and brilliant report on our "new world," one ominous idea emerges: Order is giving way to chaos.

In each of your reports on the world economies, military, social and political systems, one sees as you probe deeper and deeper the emergence of disorder, systems out of control and greater unpredictability. More and more, particle physicists and microbiologists, seeking the secrets of life and physical laws, find, as your reporters did examining human behavior, chaotic systems beyond comprehension.

More frightening still are predictions of the "end of history" and the loss of human purpose. Do we exist to people the shopping malls of the world? Is that the end purpose of your "techno-nationalism" and "techno-globalism?"

For 2 billion years life on the planet was ruled by bacterial cells without nuclei. Then nucleated animal cells emerged and "history" was on its way. The picture you paint of a "new world" suggests we may be heading back to our chaotic bacterial beginnings. Before it's too late, our leaders should take time out to re-read "Brave New World."

LU HAAS

Port Hueneme

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