A Reader posted a review at 2007-08-16 04:22:20.
In this book Asimov presents several, usually extreme, futuristic societies and attempts to justify which one he thinks is the best. I do not particularly admire his use of language, it seems awkward to me a lot of the time, and he likes to reuse plot devices a lot. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this book is his shadowy attempts to justify atheism. In his attempts to formulate possible explanations for various questions such as why intelligent life only developed on Earth (in his fiction) he constructs highly improbably situations that are much harder to believe than Deism. Foundation and Earth is as a result, though inadvertently, one of the most rational arguments for Deism and in fact for Christianity (as he points out by the varying moralities of each of his societies and the inability of an atheist to judge one to be better than another). It would be interesting to read about his life and see why he was so blind to this.