Art and Scholasticism

#109- H.G. Wells’s The New World Order Part 1

In the first episode of this two-part series, Scott and Karl begin discussing The New World Order by H.G. Wells.

Published in January 1940, Wells’s motivation for writing The New World Order was based upon the outbreak of World War II. He proposes a framework of international functionalism that he believes could guide the world towards achieving world peace.

Karl says, “Wells thinks that the human race is in danger. He believes the only way out of it is collectivization.”

As Scott points out, “In this short book, he doesn’t acknowledge the fact that there are people who are driven in such a way that one-world government just makes a bigger, juicer target for war and overthrow.”

Tune in to hear the first part of a fascinating conversation, brought to you by onlinegreatbooks.com.

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