Coining the term 'anglosphere' to describe a loose coalition based on a common language and heritage, James C. Bennett believes that traits common to America and other English-speaking nations-a particularly strong and independent civil society; openness and receptivity to the world, its people, and ideas; and a dynamic economy-have uniquely positioned them to prosper in a time of dramatic technological and scientific change. In a wide-ranging exploration back to the Industrial Revolution and into the future, The Anglosphere Challenge gives voice to a growing movement on both sides of the Atlantic.
James C. Bennett is a founding director of the non-profit Foresight Institute, which deals with education and research on nanotechnology, and the related Institute for Molecular Manufacturing. He is also a cofounder of The Anglosphere Institute, a non-profit organization conducting policy research and further the concepts of the Anglosphere and the Network Commonwealth. Bennett is an adjunct fellow of The Hudson Institute.
Chapter 1 Introduction: Three Questions about the Future: Answers from the Past Chapter 2 The Internet Era-and Beyond Chapter 3 The Anglosphere and Its Revolutions Chapter 4 Trust, Civil Society, Government, and Cyberspace Chapter 5 The Civic State and the Network Commonwealth Chapter 6 The Anglosphere as a Unique Civilization Chapter 7 The Anglosphere Century