a book by Daniel Burstein
(our site's book review)
This book asks us to “get out of the box of traditional political thought, and start looking at our complex problems from fresh vantage points. . . . We need a new body of intellectual thought to go forward—call it innovative rationalism for the 21st century.” He’s right. We interpret his call for rationalism as an acceptance of the vital needs of adopting Third Wave policies because of the new Third Wave realities, but he really should dump the word “rationalism” and not look towards its opposite—empiricism—either, because the synthesis of thought and experience rather than the unbalanced overemphasis on either has always led to the best science, the best knowledge, and hence will lead to the most empowered Third Wave.