ABSTRACT

In The Lesson of this Century Popper's purpose is to warn us against the increasing violence and egoism of our society. What solutions can we offer to the problems of the environment, demography and corruption? How can we prevent the violence our society engenders? How can we preserve our democratic system while at the same time paving the way for global peace? Popper believes that the philosopher has a duty to intervene in politics and he utters a clear call to all of us to recognise our responsibilities. He reminds us that it is our actions which will create the world of tomorrow.
The interviews in this volume were originally given to the Italian journalist Giancarlo Bosetti. The volume also includes the transcript of an interview about the moral dangers of television not previously available in English.

chapter |93 pages

Introduction

ByGiancarlo Bosetti

part |35 pages

Interview I (1991)

chapter 1|6 pages

Pacifism, War, the Encounter with Communism

ByKarl Popper, Giancarlo Bosetti, Patrick Camiller

chapter 2|3 pages

The Main Criticisms of Marxism

ByKarl Popper, Giancarlo Bosetti, Patrick Camiller

chapter 3|9 pages

The Year 1962

Sakharov, Khrushchev and the Soviet decline
ByKarl Popper, Giancarlo Bosetti, Patrick Camiller

chapter 4|9 pages

The Political Agenda Today

The rule of law and children
ByKarl Popper, Giancarlo Bosetti, Patrick Camiller

chapter 5|6 pages

Once More against Historicism

The future is open
ByKarl Popper, Giancarlo Bosetti, Patrick Camiller

part |15 pages

Interview II (1993)

chapter |46 pages

Introduction to Chapter 6

ByGiancarlo Bosetti

chapter 6|5 pages

‘We Are in Danger of a Third World War’

ByKarl Popper, Giancarlo Bosetti, Patrick Camiller

chapter |2 pages

Introduction to Chapter 7

ByGiancarlo Bosetti

chapter 7|4 pages

‘Television Corrupts Mankind. It is Like War’

ByKarl Popper, Giancarlo Bosetti, Patrick Camiller

part |29 pages

Two Talks

chapter 8|16 pages

Reflections on the Theory and Practice of The Democratic State 1

ByKarl Popper, Giancarlo Bosetti, Patrick Camiller

chapter 9|11 pages

Freedom and Intellectual Responsibility 1

ByKarl Popper, Giancarlo Bosetti, Patrick Camiller