The Chaos Point: The World at the Crossroads. Ervin Laszlo. Hampton Roads Publishing.

The Chaos Point: The World at the Crossroads Book Cover The Chaos Point: The World at the Crossroads
Ervin Laszlo
Hampton Roads Publishing
May 3, 2006

We are at a critical juncture in history, a “decision-window” where we face the danger of global collapse – or the opportunity for global renewal. Written by Ervin Laszlo, the founder systems philosophy and general evolution theory, The Chaos Point provides a concise overview of the present world situation, showing where we are and how we got here.

According to Laszlo, for the next 6 to 7 years – roughly until the end of 2012 – we have the opportunity to head off trends that would lead to a critical tipping point. Beyond this “chaos point,” we either evolve to a safer, more sustainable world, where the social, economic, and ecological systems that frame our life become overstressed and break down.

The 2012 chaos point need not be the end of the world, but it will certainly be the end of the kind of world we have created. In today’s decision-window, we have a unique chance to break through to a new world. This pioneering book tells us what this new world can look like and how each of us can help to achieve it.

The Chaos Point is a healing book. It not only identifies the nature of the malady every person and every society now suffers from, but offers a cure.

Ervin Laszlo is founder and president of the Club of Budapest, co-chair of the World Wisdom Council, chancellor of World University (the online educational institution of the Club of Budapest and the Rai Foundation), founder and Director of the General Evolution Research Group, President of the Private University for Economics and Ethics of Vienna, Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, member of the International Academy of Philosophy of Science, senator of the International Medici Academy, and editor of the International periodical World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution. He is the author or coauthor of 47 books translated into as many as 20 languages, and the editor of another 30 volumes including a four-volume encyclopedia.

Laszlo has a Ph.D. from the Sorbonne and is the recipient of four honorary Ph.D.’s (from the United States, Canada, Finland, and Hungary). He received the Peace Prize of Japan, the Goi Award in Tokyo in 2002 and the International Mandir Of Peace Prize in Assisi in 2005. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 and was renominated in 2005.