"With his accustomed skill and ingenuity, Graber makes a case for the future unification of the world without the necessity of global war." Robert Carneiro, American Museum of Natural History Can we predict the world's political future? The surprising wealth of research critiqued in this book suggests that earlier assessments of world trends pointed too pessimistically toward the likelihood of a future repressive world-state. Offering an impressive analysis of long-term historical patterns, population, and social changes, Graber presents a fresh look at current trends.
"Making it fun (and even exciting), Robert Graber pursues here a very serious issue--the coming of a world state--and gives opposing sides of this debate fair and frequent airings. With his accustomed mathematical skill and ingenuity, he makes a case for the future unification of the world without the necessity of global war. Even the skeptics--and I'm one--hope he's right."Robert Carneiro, American Museum of Natural History