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The New World Order
The New World Order
By H. G. Wells
Knopf, 1940, 145 pp.

Mr. Wells decides, after analyzing the various forces that are disrupting Western civilization, that the "establishment of a progressive world socialism in which the freedoms, health, and happiness of every individual are protected by a universal law based on a redeclaration of the rights of man, and wherein there is the utmost liberty of thought, criticism, and suggestion, is the plain, rational objective before us now." He believes that this state of scientific and planned collectivism will follow the "revolution" which he predicts will sweep all countries, whether victorious or defeated, after the war. Mr. Wells is very skeptical about federation as outlined in Clarence Streit's "Union Now," holding it to be vague and "hopelessly optimistic."