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By Arthur Clark

The ABCs of Human Survival examines the impression of militant nationalism and the lawlessness of strong states at the wellbeing and fitness of people and native groups and the basic position of worldwide citizenship inside that dynamic. in accordance with the research of worldwide occasions, Dr. Arthur Clark provides militant nationalism as a pathological trend of considering that threatens our safety, whereas emphasizing potent democracy and overseas legislations as critical frameworks for human defense. in the contexts of historical past, sociology, philosophy, and spirituality, The ABCs of Human Survival calls into query the assumptions of customer tradition and gives, as a substitute, ideas to enhance total healthiness during the very important offerings we make as participants.

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Fortunately, they lost the war and turned their attention to making Volkswagens and Toyotas. What a relief! [43] The abcs of Human Survival The problem is that the victors were also militant nationalist states and they have not been stopped. It is impossible to solve the problem of militant nationalism by defeating two of the lowerranking militant nationalist states while militant nationalism itself continues, triumphant and unchecked, in the global community. Again the question, why are we so self-destructive?

The world in which human beings are inflicting pathology on other human beings presents to me a challenge somewhat like what a physician would face in the midst of a plague. It calls for an active process of questioning complacent assumptions, identifying and defining problems, and testing potential solutions. And so I have chosen the analogy of medicine to clarify the concept of global citizenship presented in this book. The process, which is ongoing, also involves healing myself, which is sometimes the most difficult part of the work.

24. Power is essential to fostering a healthy global community under a rule of law. Power has interrelated political, economic, and cultural domains. The success of Option A initiatives depends on power in each of these domains. Volunteerism and a shoestring budget can accomplish a lot but cannot compete with a six hundred billion dollar-a-year military budget, or with the massive funding going into cultural and political institutions rooted in old-paradigm thinking. 25. The pathology of powerlessness sustains the pathology of power.

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