Book Review: Introduction To World Peace Through World Law

Introduction To World Peace Through World Law, by Grenville Clark and Louis Sohn

Reading books of this kind with their appeals to global peace and harmony always carry with them a strong degree of unreality [1].  This book does so even more than most, at least from the cynical eyes of recent history.  Considering that some nations of the world are unwilling to pass treaties against things like landmines or reducing carbon emissions (not that I blame some nations for this) or obeying the laws of the seas, it is absolutely ridiculous to expect these nations, some of them very large and powerful, to pass a corpus of international law that would require their disarmament and their acceptance of a one world government.  Reading this book, in fact, one gets the feeling that anyone who advocated the principles established in this book for a global order should be tried and punished for treason with the utmost severity, at least if they propose to hand over the security of our nation to a corrupt globalist elite.  At least this reader does, which gives the book an edge that its writers do not fully understand, or at least that they do not recognize.

This immensely short book, standing at only about 100 pounds with a lot of supplementary filler, is a smaller introduction to a much larger book that did not sell particularly well upon its first release.  The hope was that in making the book shorter that it would make the ideas promoted by the authors more accessible to a larger audience.  About two thirds of the book consists of a somewhat detailed and wonkish pair of proposals to upgrade or replace the existing United Nations into a functioning international government and addressing the concerns of large nations in the domination of the current UN by small nations and to simultaneously promote a plan of global disarmament and redistribute wealth to poorer nations.  The other third of the book gives some comments about how world law can be achieved, including the discussion in the United States where a large majority of the nation shows great skepticism about globalism but where only a few want to withdraw from the UN altogether, as well as various information about existing and functional international organizations and UN Agencies, as well as some information for more books related to globalism for those who want to waste the money accordingly.

Only beings with godly virtue can be trusted with the sort of power that would be required to establish and enforce this kind of world order.  In reading the literature of globalists like these authors, it is important not to respond to a false dilemma and praise the anarchical nature of the present evil world.  There is a great deal of violence in this world, but we cannot trust the people of any international body with the sole power on this planet, as much as they might fancy themselves to be examples of cosmopolitan ethics and high moral probity.  And it is the fact that we cannot trust the people that would seek to be in charge over organizations like the one proposed in this book, whether a new super United Nations or an upgraded form of the existing one that makes this such a colossal failure of a plan.  Aside from that, this plan fails on other merits, namely the fact that it is unjust to reward failure by seeking to tax wealthier nations to support failing nations that cannot create the rule of law and ethical elites internally that allow for better wealth for the wider body of non-elite citizens.  This book is a testament to the way that even the supposed good intentions of corrupt globalist elites are bad ideas, and not merely horrific in their attempted execution given the widespread horror such plans are viewed with in the United States, and rightly so.

[1] See, for example:

https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2017/02/11/book-review-passport-to-freedom/

https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2017/02/11/book-review-cosmopolitanism/

https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2017/02/08/book-review-unity-and-a-universal-language/

https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2016/12/23/book-review-the-travelers-atlas/

https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2016/08/18/book-review-civilization-and-its-enemies/

https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2017/02/24/book-review-international-relations-a-concise-introduction

https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2017/02/24/book-review-the-idea-and-practice-of-world-government

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