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United or Die: The Fair Society Model

Welcome to Chapter Three in Dr. Peter Corning's Linked Essay Series Unite or Die. In Chapter Three, Dr. Corning examines our collective survival enterprise that are discussed in his 2011 book, The Fair Society: The Science of Human Nature and the Pursuit of Social Justice.


UNITE OR DIE: The Worst Form of Government

Welcome to Chapter Two in Dr. Peter Corning's Linked Essay Series Unite or Die. In Chapter Two, Dr. Corning examines Winston Churchill and Plato within the context of current American politics.


UNITE OR DIE: Global Governance and a New Social Contract For Our Endangered Species

“Unite or die.” These fateful words were penned by Benjamin Franklin in 1774 when the American colonies were close to a Declaration of Independence from the British Crown.


GLOBAL GOVERNANCE NOW!

There is very little time to make major improvements in world politics and to mobilize the resources and personnel needed for the unprecedented, life-threatening climate challenges that are already happening and will soon become much worse. Here is a plan for major changes/improvements to existing U.N. institutions and for the creation of two new U.N. agencies, a Global Infrastructure Fund (GIF) and a Global Emergency Management Agency (GEM), along with expanded roles for the World Bank and for INTERPOL. It could be called a large carrot, small stick strategy.  In the words of The New York Times’ columnist, Thomas Friedman, “later will be too late.”

 


Chapter Six: The Next Major Transition in Evolution

The idea of world government is an enduring dream that has been espoused by many prominent people, including Immanuel Kant to Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, and Martin Luther King.  Both the League of Nations and the United Nations were incremental steps in this direction. Dr. Corning sets forth his argument that the world needs expanded global governance, and an enhanced role for world government. 


Building a Superorganism

Building a Superorganism is Chapter Five in Dr. Peter Corning's ground breaking work: Superorganism. Superorganism is a cautionary tale of the ancient human societies that have vanished – many of them as victims of ecological disasters. To purchase Superorganism in its entirety, go to the local bookstore nearest you, or online via Cambridge University Press or Amazon


Superorganism: Unite or Die

Unite or Die is Chapter Four in Dr. Peter Corning's ground breaking work: Superorganism. Superorganism is a cautionary tale of the ancient human societies that have vanished – many of them as victims of ecological disasters. To purchase Superorganism in its entirety, go to the local bookstore nearest you, or online via Cambridge University Press or Amazon

 


The Lessons of History: Past, Present, and Future

Eco-suicide is far easier to do and more predictable than we had once thought.  Indeed, our entire history as a species provides a cautionary tale.  The archeological record is littered with examples of ancient human societies that have vanished – many of them as victims of ecological disasters – from the very first city, Ur, to the Sumerians, Babylonians, Akkadians, Old Kingdom Egypt, the Hittites, Minoans, Mayans, Incas, Aztecs, Olmecs, Teotihuacan, the Anasazi, the Carthaginians, the Khmer Empire, and others. 


The Future is Not What It Used to Be

The Future is Not What It Used to Be is Chapter Two in of Dr. Peter Corning’s groundbreaking work Superorganism. Over the course of the next few months, PR for People will publish each chapter of Dr. Corning's latest work Superorganism: Toward a New Social Contract for Our Endangered Species. As the evidence of our global survival crisis continues to mount – with mega droughts, catastrophic floods, rampant wildfires, melting glaciers, devastating hurricanes and more, the expression “too-little-too-late” comes to mind.


A Preview of the Near Future

A Preview of The Near Future is Chapter One of Dr. Peter Corning’s groundbreaking work Superorganism: Toward a New Social Contract for Our Endangered Species.  Over the course of the next few months, PR for People will publish each chapter of Dr. Corning's latest work. To purchase Superorganism in its entirety, go to Cambridge University Press or Amazon