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Beyond Borders: The Proposals of John Amos Comenius for a Democratic World Government
     

Beyond Borders: The Proposals of John Amos Comenius for a Democratic World Government

by John Taylor
 

"Worldwide, instantaneous communication at our fingertips is creating a global society before our very eyes. Whether we make it a heaven or a hell depends on how we conceive of world government. In Beyond Borders, author John Taylor presents opinion polls showing that the majority of people, in the majority of nations, believe we are in need of a world

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"Worldwide, instantaneous communication at our fingertips is creating a global society before our very eyes. Whether we make it a heaven or a hell depends on how we conceive of world government. In Beyond Borders, author John Taylor presents opinion polls showing that the majority of people, in the majority of nations, believe we are in need of a world government. Taylor then offers up one of history's forgotten geniuses, John Amos Comenius, who in the mid-1600's made the first detailed proposal for a democratic world government. His idea starts with unifying the continents, rather than squabbling nations.

Beyond Borders explores Comenius's insight that the only global governance safe from tyranny is one where everyone is invested in the happiness for all, where all resources of humanity go to aiding each of us to become a balanced, educated and effective world citizen. However diverse our interests, this will take us down three paths of convergence: faith, science and politics. Comenius, one of history's greatest minds, solved the most controversial issues of our time, how to balance governmental authority and personal freedom, how to relieve tensions among science, religion, and politics, and how to blaze our own path to common prosperity and enlightenment."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781499658903
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/23/2014
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

Meet the Author

John Taylor is an essayist who specializes in the principles of peace, philosophy, and religion. He graduated from the University of Guelph, in Ontario, Canada, and his freelance reporting has appeared in two Ontario newspapers: the Hamilton Spectator and the Free Press of Dunnville.

After thirty-five years of writing letters, essays, and blog posts, Beyond Borders is his first published book. It reintroduces the long-lost ideas of John Amos Comenius for democratic world governance. Taylor's wife is from Moravia, the homeland of Comenius, and together they have two teenage children.

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