The rapidly growing interconnectedness of economies,
politics, and cultures makes the rise and fall of modern
civilization the first to implicate the entire planet.
The consequences of human behaviour in this new
global reality are difficult to gauge and raise many questions.
How do politics affect our food supply? Is our
culture of work incompatible with our quest for spiritual
growth? How do our consumption habits affect our environment?
Are humans so hard-wired in the pursuit of
our needs and desires that we will knowingly precipitate
a global decline?
Our sustainable progress relies on our ability to
grapple with these and other
important questions and
find the connections between them. Uncivilized will illustrate
these links through the stories and reflections of
a group of critical thinkers. These pundits, who represent
diverse areas of expertise, will comment on the political,
economic, social, spiritual and psychological aspects of
the society we have created. The final result will interweave
such themes as debt, self-awareness, slavery and
hope to give us, not prescriptive answers, but a clearer
overall understanding of where we are as a global, interconnected