Democratic Evolution and the Church of the United Nations

By James P. Kelly
June 03, 2007
Competition among the diverse values systems developed over time to create and maintain social order results in what the author terms “democratic evolution.” Since the early part of the nineteenth century, social scientists have developed diff erent ethical systems for promoting social order at the level of the nation-state. However, recent advancements in technology and communications have made it easier to develop and disseminate ideas and to organize activities on a global basis. These developments have prompted the United Nations, international human rights treaty bodies, and nongovernmental organizations to construct and promote a human rights-based “Religion of Humanity.” ...