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.