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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Is World Government Inevitable?

Birchers beware: the academic community might be rediscovering the Dantean dream of the universal monarchy.  I suspect climate change is driving this, at least in part.  (Or is world government driving "climate change"?)   Here's a piece that lays out the current thinking on it.

With reference to Dante above, see Burnham's classic takedown of this acute realism deficit in "the Machiavellians." He makes the important distinction between formal reasoning and real reasoning in political affairs.  Keep this in mind when you start reading more world government articles. 
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