Point of interest

16th September 2011 at 01:00

Wondering about a world state

"I think this . will demand, as a minimum condition, the establishment of a world state and the subsequent institution of a world-wide system of education designed to produce loyalty to the world state. No doubt such a system of education will entail, at any rate for a century or two, certain crudities which will militate against the development of the individual. But if the alternative is chaos and the death of civilisation, the price will be worth paying."

Philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) in his 1932 book, `Education and the Social Order'.

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