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As the late author Donella Meadows puts it in Beyond the Limits, A sustainable society is one that can persist over generations, one that is farseeing enough, flexible enough, and wise enough not to undermine either its physical or its social systems of support.
Vidal seems at least farseeing, if not prophetic, in his assessment of more than a month ago, as the United States finds the footing in Iraq increasingly unsteady and dangerous.
Yet men just as farseeing, just as iron-willed, don't seem to have found a place in that pantheon reserved for the ``heavies''.
1) This contrast makes clear that whereas Petain's honor was compromised and prudential, de Gaulle's was selfless, courageous and farseeing.
he sets out to give us what might be termed "a world explored," as he casts a wise and farseeing eye across the subject of modern foreign policy.
They regarded "themselves as far smarter and farseeing than they really were and, at the same time, regarded their subjects as far more stupid and incompetent than they really were" (p.
The Russians, Major Wells added, wer e not criminal lunatics like the Nazis, but clever farseeing and ruthless statesmen who would strike at the favourable moment.
Spencer wrote that: "The poverty of the incapable, the distresses that come upon the imprudent, the starvation of the idle, and those shoulderings aside of the weak by the strong, which leave so many in shallows and miseries, are the decrees of a large, farseeing benevolence.
Fortunately, there were admirers farseeing enough to record his words.
With the demand for skilled, independent directors higher than ever and supply shrinking, boards will increasingly need to engage in the kind of farseeing approach to board succession that they have long applied to CEO succession.