On the "New World Order"

Comment: Thank you anonymous commenter for directing me this article.

The chance for a new world order


The nadir of the existing international financial system coincides with simultaneous political crises around the globe. Never have so many transformations occurred at the same time in so many different parts of the world and been made globally accessible via instantaneous communication. The alternative to a new international order is chaos.

The financial and political crises are, in fact, closely related partly because, during the period of economic exuberance, a gap had opened up between the economic and the political organization of the world.

The economic world has been globalized. Its institutions have a global reach and have operated by maxims that assumed a self-regulating global market.

The financial collapse exposed the mirage. It made evident the absence of global institutions to cushion the shock and to reverse the trend. Inevitably, when the affected publics turned to their national political institutions, these were driven principally by domestic politics, not considerations of world order.

Every major country has attempted to solve its immediate problems essentially on its own and to defer common action to a later, less crisis-driven point. So-called rescue packages have emerged on a piecemeal national basis, generally by substituting seemingly unlimited governmental credit for the domestic credit that produced the debacle in the first place - so far without more than stemming incipient panic.

International order will not come about either in the political or economic field until there emerge general rules toward which countries can orient themselves.

In the end, the political and economic systems can be harmonized in only one of two ways: by creating an international political regulatory system with the same reach as that of the economic world; or by shrinking the economic units to a size manageable by existing political structures, which is likely to lead to a new mercantilism, perhaps of regional units.

A new Bretton Woods-kind of global agreement is by far the preferable outcome. America's role in this enterprise will be decisive. Paradoxically, American influence will be great in proportion to the modesty in our conduct; we need to modify the righteousness that has characterized too many American attitudes, especially since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Comment: I love this comment: "The alternative to a new international order is chaos". So it is a new world order (with greatest centralization of power and less individual autonomy) or chaos!. I'll take freedom and chaos any day!


  1. Thanks for posting this article, JP. Personally, I really believe that we are moving towards things like global government, some sort of "mark" (electronic) of some kind, etc. It baffles me how many of my Christian friends, and many of my fundamentalist-type Christian friends, basically laugh and scorn and mock anyone who finds prophecy remotely interesting and that maybe some things in the Bible are perhaps literal and not everything is allegorical. Maybe guys like Tim Lahaye really are complete looney-tunes, but somehow I think they just might be on to something, even if some or a lot of the details are messed up. There is so much blatant evidence that we are moving towards a world government that for any Christian to deny it, because they want to be cool and hip, and not associate with those "end times prophecy nuts" is simply ignorance. Sure, many of those end times guys are nuts, but not all of them!

  2. Thank you for suggesting this.

    Re: "blatant evidence that we are moving towards a world government" - yup!


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