What Is to Be Done
When Sleepers, Wake! was first published in 1982, it was immediately influential around the world. Now, Barry Jones turns his attention to what has happened since—to politics, health, and our climate in the digital age—and to the challenges faced by increasingly fragile democracies and public institutions.
A follow-up to the author’s prescient bestseller, first published in 1982, that alerted the public to the likely impacts of information technologies and the emergence of a post-industrial society. This book will satisfy an enormous but hard-to-satisfy hunger for informed, reliable analysis of major political, environmental, and social trends.
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Barry Jones was a Labor member of the Victorian and Commonwealth parliaments, led the campaign to abolish the death penalty, and became Australia’s longest-serving minister for science from 1983 to 1990. His books include Sleepers, Wake!, A Thinking Reed, Dictionary of World Biography, and The Shock of Recognition. He received a Companion of the Order of Australia, Australia’s highest award, in 2014, and, at the age of 87, is a ‘living national treasure’.
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