A0. WFS Review of the First Edition
World Future Society (WFS)
FUTURISM VS. TERRORISMFuturism could help end terrorism by Islamic fanatics, argues Iranian futurist Sam Ghandchi, editor and publisher of Iranscope.com.In his new book, FUTURIST IRAN, Ghandchi calls for a futurist program that builds up freedom and progress in an open society. It is this freedom and openness that will counter support for terrorists' creation of an ideal Islamic state. Toward that end, he proposes an Iranian Futurist Party platform."For years, I have been arguing for a futurist program for Iran when viewing Iran's issues of development into the twenty-first century," he writes in the book's introduction. "The old ways of the right and the left will neither work for the freedom of Iran, nor can they be used to build a new Iran."LINKS:Iranscope, Sam Ghandchi's futurist portal for Iranian news and culture: http://www.iranscope.comFUTURIST IRAN online book: http://www.ghandchi.com/500-FuturistIran.htm
Sam Ghandchi' s Note: This book was originally called "Futurist Iran: Abating the 1979 Reactionary Revolution". I adopted the new sub heading "futurism vs terrorism" for my book, in this third edition, from the above title, that World Future Society editor had used to refer to my book, when reviewing my book in September 2003. My thanks to Cynthia Wagner, the managing editor of the Futurist, for her review of my book, and for using this appropriate title for her review.