Barbara Marx Hubbard was the second of two female candidates for Vice President of the United States of America, at the Democratic Convention of 1984 along with Gerraldine Ferraro. She was nominated from the floor because of her short presentation on the need to connect everything and have a Peace Room as sophisticated as what we imagine for war. Today (2010) she is one of the most respected pioneers for conscious evolution within diversity.
Although the author has written a more recent book, Emergence: The Shift from Ego to Essence, the later book is focused on helping the individual, while the book being reviewed focuses on the larger matter of social engineering.
I was growing up in Asia at the time that this extraordinary person was getting herself nominated, along with Geraldine Ferraro in 198, as a Democratic candidate for Vice President, and this book serves as both a practical statement of needs and next steps to achieve conscious evolution as a species in the aggregate (see also the book edited by Mark Tovey with 55 contributors, Collective Intelligence: Creating a Prosperous World at Peaceand as a very self-effacing overview of the extraordinary life and social network of the author. I am tempted to speculate that hers was the first social network of consequence in modern times.
The core strategic idea in this book is that we are now capable of coming together across all boundaries at all locations to discourse on Conscious Evolution.