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Cornerstones of a New Societal Model

Postmodemity is passe and a return to the future is indicated. History has not

ended. This is shown by the many historical events o f the 1980s. Despite

spectacular discontinuities and fresh beginnings characterizing the sequence

o f societal models there is a remarkable persistence in the basic values

efficiency (economic progress, freedom), equality and security in the project

o f modernity. At the same time, the securing o f these basic values in the

social structure has increased with each o f the three societal models.