An Alternative Future for America. Essays and Speeches

TitleAn Alternative Future for America. Essays and Speeches
Year for Search1968
AuthorsTheobald, Robert (1929-99)
Secondary AuthorsKendall College
Date Published1968
PublisherSwallow
Place PublishedChicago, IL
KeywordsMale author, US author
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Essays presenting a detailed eutopia that focuses on diversity with lifelong learning and changing life patterns. Goods will be free, everyone will have a basic guaranteed income, and most “unpleasant” jobs will be automated. The only governments will be local and international, and politics will be replaced by a system of task forces composed of people competent to deal with specific issues, with these task forces disappearing when the issue is solved. See also 1969 Theobald and Scott and 1982 Theobald. In addition, Theobald published many other books outlining his proposals. See, in particular, his Free Men and Free Markets. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1963; Beyond Despair: Directions for America’s Third Century. Washington, DC: The New Republic Book Co., 1976; rev. as Beyond Despair: A Policy Guide to the Communications Era. Cabin John, MD: Seven Locks Press, 1981; An Alternative Future for America’s Third Century. Chicago, IL: Swallow Press, 1976; and Reworking Success: New Communities at the Millennium. Gabriola Island, BC, Canada: New Society Publishers, 1997.

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2nd ed. as An Alternative Future for America II. Essays and Speeches. Ed. Noel McInnis. Chicago, IL: Swallow, 1970. Parts that had been previously published were rpt. in the 1st ed. as follows: “The Problem” (17-21) originally published as “The Revolution of the ‘Powerless’.” The Los Angeles Times (September 8, 1967), Part 2, p. 5; “The Guaranteed Income” (93-131) was originally published in the Proceedings of the National Symposium on Guaranteed Income, Chamber of Commerce of the United States, December 9, 1966; “The Communications City” (132-44) was originally published in The Christian Century (March 27, 1968): 385-88; “Green Force” (145-50) was originally published as “Green Force: A Mechanism to Speed Urban Peace.” The Los Angeles Times (March 12, 1968), Part 2, p. 5; and “Education for a New Time” (151-63) was originally published in Journal (Division of Higher Education, United Church of Christ) 5.6 (March 1967): 3-7. Parts that had been previously published but not included in the 1st ed. were rpt. in the 2nd ed. as follows: “Incredible man and His Credible Future.” Reflection. A Journal of Opinion at (Yale Divinity School (November 1967): 1-5; “Women” (85-96) originally published in Dialogue on Women (Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merril, 1967), 11-17 [In the original, the piece is described as being by unidentified editors, but there is no mention of anyone else in the reprint]; “Ecology: A Dangerous Crusade” (151-56) was originally published “War on Pollution Could Backfire.” The Los Angeles Times (February 8, 1970). Part G, p. 7; and “Freedom in Education” (157-81) was originally published in Journal (Council of Higher Education, United Church of Christ) (April 1969): 10-16.

Essays presenting a detailed eutopia that focuses on diversity with lifelong learning and changing life patterns. Goods will be free, everyone will have a basic guaranteed income, and most “unpleasant” jobs will be automated. The only governments will be local and international, and politics will be replaced by a system of task forces composed of people competent to deal with specific issues, with these task forces disappearing when the issue is solved. See also 1969 and 1982 Theobald. In addition, Theobald published many other books outlining his proposals. See, in particular, his Free Men and Free Markets. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1963Beyond Despair: Directions for America’s Third Century. Washington, DC: The New Republic Book Co., 1976; rev. as Beyond Despair: A Policy Guide to the Communications Era. Cabin John, MD: Seven Locks Press, 1981An Alternative Future for America’s Third Century. Chicago, IL: Swallow Press, 1976; and Reworking Success: New Communities at the Millennium. Gabriola Island, BC, Canada: New Society Publishers, 1997.

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1968 Theobald, Robert. An Alternative Future for America. Essays and Speeches of Robert Theobald. Ed. Kendall College. Chicago, IL: Swallow. 2nd ed. as An Alternative Future for America II. Essays and Speeches. Ed. Noel McInnis. Chicago, IL: Swallow, 1970. Parts that had been previously published were rpt. in the 1st ed. as follows: “The Problem” (17-21) originally published as “The Revolution of the ‘Powerless’.” The Los Angeles Times (September 8, 1967), Part 2, p. 5; “The Guaranteed Income” (93-131) was originally published in the Proceedings of the National Symposium on Guaranteed Income, Chamber of Commerce of the United States, December 9, 1966; “The Communications City” (132-44) was originally published in The Christian Century (March 27, 1968): 385-88; “Green Force” (145-50) was originally published as “Green Force: A Mechanism to Speed Urban Peace.” The Los Angeles Times (March 12, 1968), Part 2, p. 5; and “Education for a New Time” (151-63) was originally published in Journal (Division of Higher Education, United Church of Christ) 5.6 (March 1967): 3-7. Parts that had been previously published but not included in the 1st ed. were rpt. in the 2nd ed. as follows: “Incredible man and His Credible Future.” Reflection. A Journal of Opinion at (Yale Divinity School (November 1967): 1-5; “Women” (85-96) originally published in Dialogue on Women (Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merril, 1967), 11-17 [In the original, the piece is described as being by unidentified editors, but there is no mention of anyone else in the reprint]; “Ecology: A Dangerous Crusade” (151-56) was originally published “War on Pollution Could Backfire.” The Los Angeles Times (February 8, 1970). Part G, p. 7; and “Freedom in Education” (157-81) was originally published in Journal (Council of Higher Education, United Church of Christ) (April 1969): 10-16.

Essays presenting a detailed eutopia that focuses on diversity with lifelong learning and changing life patterns. Goods will be free, everyone will have a basic guaranteed income, and most “unpleasant” jobs will be automated. The only governments will be local and international, and politics will be replaced by a system of task forces composed of people competent to deal with specific issues, with these task forces disappearing when the issue is solved. See also 1969 Theobald and Scott and 1982 Theobald. In addition, Theobald published many other books outlining his proposals. See, in particular, his Free Men and Free Markets. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1963Beyond Despair: Directions for America’s Third Century. Washington, DC: The New Republic Book Co., 1976; rev. as Beyond Despair: A Policy Guide to the Communications Era. Cabin John, MD: Seven Locks Press, 1981An Alternative Future for America’s Third Century. Chicago, IL: Swallow Press, 1976; and Reworking Success: New Communities at the Millennium. Gabriola Island, BC, Canada: New Society Publishers, 1997.