Volume 4, Issue 5, 1994
Zdzisław L. Sadowski
Development, Universalism and Systemic Change in Central Europe
An unsolved contradiction exists between the universal zest for economic growth and the menace to the future of mankind which results from it. It cannot be solved as long as human thinking is focussed on short-term issues. The global predicament of humanity calls for imiversal solutions. There is an urgent need to overcome all kinds of political and ideological Manicheism in order to arrive at universal understanding of the real problems of mankind. The present experience of Coitral European countries which find themselves in a unique historical situation of transforming their economic, social and political systems in the conditions of global predicament offers observations of relevance for the universal solutions.