I certainly have no idea when a World Government will be necessary, whether in 25, 100 years, or never. I know it won’t be my problem, but I believe it remains a future certainty. How soon is pure speculation, but certain natural and man-made events will surely make that solution a more realistic one. Nations will either be forced to work together or be left to fend for themselves amid global uncertainties and an environment out of control.
This brings us to a crossroads of philosophy. Are our nations and their people going to remain either Liberal or National in their own lands? An outstanding recent paper sent to me by a dear friend deals with both philosophies. Written by a Stanford University professor, the paper does a superb job of defining both and arguing why the Liberal Nations should continue to grow and why the Nationalistic ones need to decline and hopefully disappear. (A country of Their Own—F. Fukuyama, January 2022)
Of course, I agree with him, which brings me to my argument for a World Governing body to oversee the natural and unnatural events that will affect all on the planet. In truth, these events, both foreseeable and unforeseeable, may offer no alternative.
No philosophy is a cakewalk. And here, I need to emphasize, and no one can deny, that the state of the world we live in is facing natural disasters beyond what we have faced in the past. And for all of us, no safety is guaranteed.
Liberals Believe—In a World For All To Live—Is there Another Way?