idea of eternity lives in all of us. We thirst to live in a belief which raises
our small personality to a higher coherence - a coherence which is human and yet
superhuman, absolute and yet steadily growing and developing, ideal and yet real.
Can this desire ever be fulfilled? It seems to be a contradiction in terms. And
yet there is a belief which satisfies this desire and resolves the contradiction.
It is the belief in the unity of mankind.
is a community theory of society which is founded on economic, spiritual, and
biological facts. It maintains that respect for a healthy development of human
society and of world civilization requires that mankind be organized internationally.
Nationalities should form the constitutive links in a great world alliance, and
must be guaranteed an independent life in the realm of the spiritual and for locally
delimited tasks, while economic and political objectives must be guided internationally
in a spirit of peaceful cooperation for the promotion of mankind's common interests.
is a social and political theory, a certain concept of how human society ought
to be organized, and in particular a concept of how the nations ought to organize
their mutual relations.
we stand on a bridge leading from the territorial state to the world community.
Politically, we are still governed by the concept of the territorial state; economically
and technically, we live under the auspices of worldwide communications and worldwide