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By Arthur Clark

ISBN-10: 1897425686

ISBN-13: 9781897425688

The ABCs of Human Survival examines the impression of militant nationalism and the lawlessness of strong states at the healthiness of people and native groups and the basic position of world citizenship inside that dynamic. in accordance with the research of global occasions, Dr. Arthur Clark offers militant nationalism as a pathological development of pondering that threatens our defense, whereas emphasizing powerful democracy and overseas legislation as quintessential frameworks for human security. in the contexts of background, sociology, philosophy, and spirituality, The ABCs of Human Survival calls into query the assumptions of customer tradition and gives, instead, options to enhance total wellbeing and fitness throughout the vital offerings we make as members.

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There is no natural barrier between the common good and the good life. 28. Citizenship is a field for innovation, achievement, and creative public life. The practice of medicine can be taken as a model for the practice of citizenship. 29. Awareness, support, and active engagement are three stages of responsible citizenship. Lack of time, interest, energy, and other resources for involvement in public life are real or perceived problems obstructing progress toward Option A. These problems have solutions, beginning with the simple understanding that awareness of the issues can itself be a powerful catalyst for change.

The questions presented themselves to me as they did because I was the person I was. The same events must have had very different effects on others, and for some, perhaps they raised no questions at all. As the months and years went by, leading to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, my questions and answers became a journey, and it was the road as much as the destination that commanded my attention. Each question and what it revealed, each point along the journey, led to other questions, the next part of the road.

Hitler’s nationalism carried the pathogens that exacerbated the problem. It was life-negating. It glorified ignorance of the shared humanity of Germans, Jews, and other members of the global community. World War II was the relapse that Hitler’s nationalism provoked. Imagining itself to be the salvation of Germany and Germans, Hitler’s nationalism was profoundly unrealistic. Within twelve years of its ascendancy, Germany was reduced to ashes. Gandhi’s life and work can be used as a case study in the legitimate uses of nationalism.

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