The 'new realities' of the title refer to the state of government, society and the economy in the USA, Japan, Western Europe, Russia and the Third World. With characteristic authority and clarity of style, Drucker attempts to define the concerns, issues and controversies of today which will become the realities of the future.
Already the bestselling author of many books on management and economics, Drucker has innumerable followers. Now turning to address the changing demands of a post business society, the broad-ranging theme and vision of The New Realities will win him many more admirers.
'Peter Drucker was the first of the analytical futurists and the first of the management philosophers. And for me he is still the best.'
Wall Street Journal
'His breadth of vision, his internationalism and his sober realism combine to make his analysis of the present and predictions about the future gripping.' The Economist
Preface; The political realities - The divide; No more salvation by society; The end of FDR's America; When the Russian Empire is gone; Now that arms are counterproductive; Government and political process - The limits of government; The new pluralisms; Beware charisma: the changing demands on political leadership; Economy, ecology and economics - Transnational economy: transnational ecology; The paradoxes of economic development; Economics at the crossroads; The knowledge society - The post-business society; The two countercultures; The information-based organization; Management as social function and liberal art; The shifting knowledge base; Conclusion - From analysis to perception: the new world view; Index.