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Preliminary Draft of a World Constitution

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A draft constitution for a World Government, as developed by the Committee To Frame a World Constitution in a series of 13 meetings between November 1945 and July 1947.
92 pages
Published 1948 by The University of Chicago Press
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This "preliminary draft," a bold effort by a number of eminent thinkers writing at the beginning of the Cold War, is still valuable as food for thought and as a launching-point in the discussion about the possibility of world government.

As an admirer of both Mortimer J. Adler and Robert M. Hutchins, and also being a student of the problem of how to achieve cooperation among people worldwide, when I saw the title of this work in a bibliography somewhere I immediately set about finding a copy for
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An educational philosopher, he was dean of Yale Law School (1927-1929), and president (1929–1945) and chancellor (1945–1951) of the University of Chicago.

While he was president of the University of Chicago, Hutchins implemented wide-ranging and controversial reforms of the University, including the elimination of varsity football. The most far-reaching reforms involved the undergraduate College of
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