A comprehensive and authoritative defining work on the potential for creating a World State in the coming decades.
Since 1945 the UN has failed to prevent 162 wars and the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and there is talk of a Third World War involving the Middle East, the Baltic states and North Korea. Competing nation-states seem powerless to achieve world peace under the UN. Continuing a tradition that began with the 1945 atomic bombs, Nicholas Hagger follows Truman, Einstein, Churchill, Eisenhower, Gandhi, Russell, J.F. Kennedy and Gorbachev in calling for a democratic, partly-federal World State with sufficient authority to abolish war, enforce disarmament, combat famine, disease and poverty, and solve the world’s financial and environmental problems.
In World State Hagger sets out the historical background and the failure of the current political order of nation-states. He presents the ideal World State - its seven federal goals, its structure and the benefits it would bring - and sets out a manifesto that would turn the UN General Assembly into an elected lower house of a democratic World State.
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World State is a timely and authoritative assessment of how we stand as a civilisation today and where we might be, or ought to be, going: an ambitious philosophical vision of a better future for the whole of humankind. ~ Geoff Ward , medium.com/@geoffjward
A tremendous resource. The vision outlined in these books represents an important advance in political and constitutional thinking that must eventually manifest in our future institutions and global governance. It is a necessary historical and evolutionary process and one that deserves serious attention, particularly from a universalist metaphysical perspective that sees humankind as one and seeks the benefit of all. Nicholas has done a great humanitarian service in articulating his world constitution and outlining his proposal for a partly federal world state that can serve as basis for future development. ~ David Lorimer, Paradigm Explorer