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ERIC Number: EJ815386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1740-0201
H. G. Wells and Peace Education
Schlichtmann, Klaus
Journal of Peace Education, v4 n2 p193-206 Sep 2007
H. G. Wells produced some of the best literature and practical ideas on peace, providing essential clues for achieving a mutually beneficial federal human unity through an "Open Conspiracy", as he put it, i.e. an intellectual and political transformation, and a revolution in education. It is possible to abolish war and ensure lasting human progress and prosperity--facilitated today, as Wells had foreseen, by emerging third-world countries like China and India, which are becoming essential pillars to sustain world civilization in the 21st century. However, world peace is impossible to achieve without humanity possessing common historical ideas. As people everywhere become "citizens of the world", a "world commonweal", with universally applied education and elements of a global administration, is actually emerging, as Wells predicted. Concretely, for this to fully meterialisie in our present age, shaped by the predicament of the nuclear age, globalisation and the internet, we must bring to completion Wells' vision to achieve some sort of "Confederation of Man", with a disarmament agency to pool the military, naval, and air establishments of the federating nations into one global force, and then go on to reduce that force to the size of a world police. As we proceed to understand the narrative of our collective past, Wells gains renewed significance, and as the future unravels, his ideas empower and encourage us to take the necessary steps in responsible global citizenship. (Contains 17 notes.)
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan