Commentary on Between Two Ages by Zbigniew Brzezinski
(From Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era, 1971, Viking Press, New York)
Brzezinski predicts the development of the Internet, calling it a global “information grid” (p. 32, 59).
He says the U.S. has made the greatest effort through business and foundations to export its knowledge, promote new techniques in different fields, and “to control population growth” (p. 34). He refers to the supposed threat of overpopulation (p. 37).
So he’s admitting to certain U.S. policies even back then that are less obvious to the public. Another such policy he mentions is the promotion of regionalism in Europe and elsewhere. He acknowledges that the creation of larger political entities (such as the push to unite Europe) seems to contradict America’s interests (p. 34).
He admits that America’s push for “modernization” “disrupts existing institutions” and traditional morality, and causes resentment towards the U.S. which he calls the “first global society” (p. 34).
The book mentions a 1969 agreement between the US and India for the creation of a satellite to provide “television programs on agriculture and birth control” for 5000 villages (fn. p. 40).