Category: Global Governance

Zero Would Be Nice: The only way to end endless Oppenheimers is to end the Forever Arms Race

The word “infinity” is frequently misused and abused. It is too often deployed simply to mean something vast, indefinite, or large beyond conception. But the idea of the infinite is another thing entirely. It is after all part of the lore

Posted in Abolishing Nuclear Weapons, Global Governance

For Oppenheimer, a World Government Was the Only Way to Save Us From Ourselves

Might something like a genuine world republic provide humanity with the tools to get a grip on existential perils like the climate emergency, runaway artificial intelligence, and new weapons of mass extermination? By Jane Shevtsov and Tad Daley Blink and

Posted in Abolishing Nuclear Weapons, Abolishing War, Global Governance

Seven Long Centuries Ago, Dante Imagined the End of War and the Unity of Humankind

It’s difficult to imagine any sort of connection between the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, and something that occurred in an unremarkable bedroom in Italy almost exactly 700 years prior. It has nothing whatsoever to do with

Posted in Abolishing War, Global Governance

World Government: Mere Science Fiction—Or Future Possibility?

A Talk to the 2021 LOSCON (The Los Angeles science fiction convention)By Tad Daley, JD, PhD, Director of Policy Analysis at CGS The goal of Citizens for Global Solutions is the establishment of a democratic federal world government, something like

Posted in Global Governance

Fifty Years After the Moon Landing, Recalling One Small Misstep

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin poses for a photograph beside the U.S. flag on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969.

Why did the first humans to set foot off Planet Earth plant the flag of only part of Planet Earth?

Posted in Global Governance, Humanity's Future in Space