The Journal of Global Issues and Solutions

VOL. XVII NO.4 ISSN #1544-5399 JULY/AUGUST 2017

Director's Letter:

A Presentation of This Issue’s Features

John Pellam
Publisher & Director
The Bibliotheque: World Wide Society
Institute for Postive Global Solutions

'Page One' Feature:

How will Future Historians Judge the End of the 20th Century?

by Dr. Julio A. Gonzalo
Madrid, Spain

 

July 1, 2017

I’m pleased to present you with the July-August 2017 issue of the Journal of Global Issues & Solutions.

This issue’s Page One Feature Paper is in the realm of Materialism versus Spiritualism. “How Will Future Historians Judge the End of the 20th Century?,” by Dr. Julio A. Gonzalo of the Escuela Politécnica Superior, Universidad San Pablo CEU, Montepríncipe in Madrid, Spain, and the Departamento de Física de Materiales of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, presents a review of the materialistic versus spiritual influences of the twentieth century. Dr. Gonzalo points out that “In a Christian perspective, history will be, at the end, on the side of God. It is increasingly evident however that the Christian foundations of Western Civilization are already under attack since the middle of the Eighteenth Century, specially so in Europe and America since the last third of the Twentieth Century.”... (Continued)


July-August Table of Contents

 

According to Stanley L. Jaki, the great Hungarian-American historian of science, history, i.e. temporary or permanent victory, will be at the side of those who have the capacity to put into practice the most apt instruments to develop a more advanced society, a society capable of putting itself well above the rest. This was true in the past regarding local conflicts, but it became more evident globally in the twentieth century, when the development of the most apt instruments became clearly connected with advanced technologies dependent of the most exact sciences.
Herodotus, Xenophon and Polybius, the pioneers of historiography who were consummate analysts of the past in classical times, did not ask themselves whether history had a direction or a particular meaning. In particular, when the latter faced the conquest of Greece by Rome (a nation of barbarians for Polybius) he put history for the moment on the side of the Romans, but he pointed out that, in the end, the Romans will fall down themselves because no society... (Continued)

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