Taking World Government Seriously

I am dismayed by the number of otherwise intelligent people, such as Steven Pinker, who dismiss the notion of a world government as only entertainment for cranks. They point out a flaw in the U.N. without also having at look at the flaws in the current system of international anarchy, or thinking about quite different organisations from the U.N.. World Government might grow out of the European Union, the USA or by other similar accretions merging. Our current world anarchy has dozens of projects underway to ensure our extinction. Americans are most resistant to world government because today they are the global bullies and enjoy a relative advantage.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)