Dr. Sekhara Gowd Mitta & Dr. Suresha K.V.

Review of the book

One World Renaissance

By Dr. Sekhara Gowd Mitta & Dr. Suresha K.V.

“Vasudaiva Kutumakam”- The whole world is one single family.

The “One world Renaissance” book is not only a book but also the treasure of wisdom having in-depth review of the literature which analyses the world problems to attain the peace by practicing holism. It summarizes the philosopher’s thoughts through a the deep discussion by the author with reference to the present conditions of the world and future problems. It is not exaggeration if we say that it is the combination of holy epic books of the world with the intellectual’s thoughts. It ignites the minds of the people/ policy makers/ political leaders to find the alternative ways world peace.

The author presented this book in a scientifc manner by considering our world in a kaleidoscopic view, and he has elaborated the situation with a practical approach. Every word, sentence, paragraph, and chapter are deeply thought provoking, systematically arranged and takes the reader towards the path of holism. Each and every sentence in the book is a manifestation of holistic wisdom of the author.

The author begins the book the Chapter entitled “Emergent Cosmic Holism” wherein he has noted down the dimension of holism as a cosmic framework which has physical and metaphysical characteristics. The author has a lucid presentation of the paradigm shift required with reference to disharmony, fragmentation of our world, denuding forests, depletion of the most fundamental resources necessary to life such as agriculture lands, potable water, clean air and planetary forests. The author has rightly upheld the need for a paradigm shift starting with the parts and trying to build wholes which one has to think as integral to the parts. He aspires to see the new world individualism as subordinated into cosmic holism.

The Chapter “Holism and Ethics” reveals the concept of Holism has informed the study of ethics, hence both are inseparable. The author while giving a clear picture about ethical degradation across the globe has suggested the holism as peneshiya under the holistic scientific paradigm; the author foresees emergence of ethics in a new politics, a new economics, and a new conception of human life and civilization. Thus the author has revealed subtle issues that are suffocating the world order.

The Chapter “Legal Holism: The Rule of Law and Universal Harmony” held the chaos in the legal environment across the globe and stresses the need to harmonize the conflicting legal issues. The author firmly advocates for framing the Earth Constitution as a code for a harmonious, universal human civilization.

In the Chapter “From Disorder, No Order Can Emerge”, the author meaningfully pushes the agenda for discussion on the federation of as an embodiment of five principals of order which are rationally and lovingly expected to bond the world community into single entity.

In the Chapter “Sovereignty and the “Moral Autonomy” of Nations: Trashing the Rule of Law Everywhere on Earth, the author offers an effective presentation of state sponsored and private terrorism which are aptly described as deeply immoral. The author moves on to list out the ill effects of global oppression, exploitation, determination and other such negative things. The author consolidates his convictions on holism and outlines a decent and honest world economic system. Empowerment of freedom through holistic economics with holistic dignity now transformed to every human being.

In the Chapter “Economics, and the Earth Constitution as a Blueprint” the author humbly admits that the Earth Constitution is just a blue print which acts as guide for holistic human activities that may lead to different trajectories that within the circumference of world peace and nonviolence.

In the Chapter “The Question of Power in Relation to Global Government: Is There a Threat of Global Tyranny?” the author has magnificently portrayed the issues pertaining to empowering global

government in a holistically conceived law. For him this would contribute to the transformation in the world social order and thereby a harmonious human future. However, the dichotomous view of the author about the failure of the present world order through tyranny is very well appreciable. Though the author has suggested palatable solutions to this problem, he feels reservations about fruitions of this new order. It can be inferred that the author is feeling loneliness while heralding his noble thoughts. He knew that bonding the world community into the single union is not going to happen overnight with a single spark given by person like “Glen. T. Martin”. All like minded persons need to shoulder this responsibility: in that case miracles do happen.

In the Chapter “Holism and Eschatology: Transforming the World’s War System to a World Peace System and Breaking the Hold of One-Dimensional Thinking”, the author has a clear account of the world war system and its serious ill effects. The author has found the optimal solution in world peace system and he strongly advocates for breaking the hold of one dimensional thinking. The author projects a multi-dimensional thinking model where all human beings shall strive for holism and work ethically for transcending the fears of science, technology and organization to serve creative holism, justice, freedom and sustainability.

Finally, in the last chapter “Twenty-First Century Renaissance: The Reconciliation of Reason, Intuition, and Love”, the author given a call for a 21st Century Renaissance where Reconciliation of Reason, Intuition, and Love is manifested for the benefit of mankind. The author is a great dreamer and he has clear vision in this dream and expects rebirth of world, sans all evils.

Dr. Sekhara Gowd Mitta,

Dept of MBA, Kalpataru Institute of Technology, Tiptur

&

Founder & Managing Editor,

Acme Intellects International Journal of Research in Management, Social Sciences & Technology,

Tumkur District, Karnataka State, India, PIN– 572 10

Dr. K.V.Suresha,

Dean (Academics),

Associate Professor of Commerce,

JSS College of Arts, Commerce & Science(Autonomous),

Ooty Road, Mysore, Karnataka State, India.

E. P. Menon

An APPRECIATION of Dr. Glen Martin’s latest book – ONE WORLD

RENAISSANCE.

By E. P. Menon, July, 2015

The moment I finished reading this fascinating book – ONE WORLD RENAISSANCE – a significant statement made by a former US army field commander in North Africa and Europe during WORLD WAR TWO , Omar N.Bradley, came to my mind. He had rightly observed: ” The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom; power without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living.”

Probably Glen Martin must have arrived at the same conclusion after the four decades of his teaching philosophy, relentless academic research, study of history and struggle for building a better world for ALL HUMANS to live in peace and prosperity. Therefore, his realistic narrative of

the present world predicament must be seriously considered by all right-thinking people on earth. He writes:

“Perhaps most people have experienced life as a nightmare of scarcity of resources, or the dehumanization of oppression of one form or another. History records experiences of domination, slavery, exploitation, war, hate and fear, clinging to a precarious and uncertain existence in the face of horrible possibilities of disease, suffering, death and destruction. We may want to preserve some values, insights and wisdom from the past, or an understanding of sacred scriptures, or some ideal of culture, but these preserved remembrances are invariably in the name of a better future, a future transformed in the direction of peace, justice, truth, love, community and freedom”.

Is there a way out of the present horrible global predicament? Certainly there is, argues Glen. It requires, as a prerequisite, the abolition of the fragmented and confrontational culture and nature of the present nation-states. Then a peaceful FEDERATION OF EARTH could be constructed which will be administered by enlightened WORLD CITIZENS. In other words, a WORLD GOVERNMENT is inevitable if humanity is to survive. “The key pivotal point for moving from the world’s war system to a world peace system is ratification of the CONSTITUTION FOR THE FEDERATION OF EARTH”, stresses Dr. Martin with conviction.

20th century could be considered as most violent in human history, so far. No wonder, another great philosopher, BERTRAND RUSSELL, had asked a simple question to the power-mongers in the 1960s. “Has man a future?” And when he began exploring a proper answer to that simple question from the streets of London, the power-structure around him felt threatened and he was imprisoned !

Being a political thinker, philosopher, social activist, peace crusader and above all a good and compassionate human being, the focal point of Dr. Martin’s writing has been the urgent need for promoting the GLOBAL ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY. The prevailing ‘military-industrial-complex ‘

all over the world stands as the hardest stumbling block on the path of this vital possibility.

Therefore, a fresh and deeper thinking and concerted action is essential if we want to see the twenty first century less violent. This process should start with a simple question: “Who gives INDIVIDUAL HUMANS the exclusive right to own and control the GIFTS OF NATURE ?” All theories of defense under the militarized nation-state

systems are cunningly invented and maintained to satisfy the unjust privileges by the few against the many.

Unrestrained capitalistic greed has perpetually fueled military revolutions culminating in the greatest tragedies of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. After that there was some hope that some refreshed thinking would emerge. But the sudden recent Japanese decision of remilitarization (July 2015) will topple the apple cart of “day-dreamers” around the world.

Will humanity be prepared to gird up its loins and confront the disastrous new challenges? In this context Dr. Martin’s warning carries more weight when he forecasts: “We continue to live with the obvious possibility of a major war using chemical, biological, geodynamic, or nuclear weapons of mass destruction so devastating as to wipe out the human race or at least destroy the planetary environment to the extent that the human race is thrown back into a primitive and brutal Hobbesian struggle for existence in a poisoned world of mutants, unstoppable diseases and global wreckage.”

The EARTH CONSTITUTION has carefully provided solutions to several crucial issues that have been haunting law-makers for centuries. It can also serve as an INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TOOL for the coming generations, as well as serve as an inspiring guide for those who are sincerely attempting to alter the destructive social and economic structures that have created rivers of blood in human history, and replace them with constructive edifices which will shelter and encourage ALL CONCERNED HUMANS to play their responsible and equitable roles in the future UNIVERSAL PLAYGROUND CALLED LIFE.

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E.P.MENON

Director, India Development Foundation

SNS Manor, 2 Brunton road,

BANGALORE. 560001, INDIA.

review #4

Dr.sc. Slavko Kulic, Univ.Prof.

Institute on World Problems – for Europe

University of Zagreb

Zagreb, Croatia

Critical review of the content of the book „One World Renaissance“,

Number of pages 379, published in 2015, written by Glen T. Martin

The holistic approach to global, planetary, social and economic transformation of the existing geobiopolitical vertical type of organization and an explanation of life on Earth is correct and only possible with the aim of a better and more just life.

That request towards oneself and the world is the task of people with a high level of moral consciousness, brain and mind with the reasoning. That is the task from the title of utopia. Searching for the possible, a better world than this life that is captured in the form of violence as a development form becomes necessary. The opinion of the author Glen T. Martin as well as the opinion of other authors upon whose opinions this book calls upon indicates “Le Myth de Sisyphus,” from Albert Camus. The world today needs both the utopia and the modern Sisyphus. If they did not exist in the history, the world would have looked different. And the author of this book, Glen T. Martin, is seeking possible in impossible circumstances, on the level of the world, relying on a holistic approach, the harmony of life. That is necessary, despite the knowledge about the growing intensity and new forms, methods and means of maintaining violence towards life and nature.

The author’s opinion sought radical or dramatic change in the minds of the people of the world. The change in vertical, civilizational structure, which rests on the domination of powerful countries / nations and corporations of the capitalist system, the sovereignty of the countries with powerful manipulation of the UN. The author calls for planetary understanding and maturation of the human race, for a new type of understanding of life, for a horizontal structure, for geobiosocial type of understanding of life, which includes freedom and democracy, humanisation of the human species. He is committed to the transcendence of the consciousness of the brain and mind of violence, in the brain and mind with the reason to create awareness about peace as a cultural value, social and economic democracy in the world, which ensures the availability of resources and goods for all people of the world in a civilization in which everything is valued by the money.

The author is right in asking for a higher level of consciousness of the human species, by means of education, because it is a prerequisite for the creation of peace, new order, as opposed to today’s chaos and conflict. The deficit of consciousness of the human species is the first and causal deficit of the state of the art in the world. It is the cause of all the crises and conflicts in the world. The author advocates for the evolutionary synthesis as a condition for a new and better world and a system (universal author’s view is the evolutionary holism, reintegration of the value system, the ethical principles, for the regulation of relations in the world, the rule of law, the establishment of universal harmony of life on earth which the author established by means of five principles of that order). The author’s opinion is that it would be possible, by using these principles, to change the current war world order into the order of peace, which the author seeks a huge effort from himself, and

also from the human species. The call towards universality, unity in diversity, for humanisation of mankind, for reason with building the trust among the people, for empathy with others, for empathy as the love between people, and dialogue (cooperation) among human beings. This approach ensures the consent of the level of consciousness of the world as the highest civilizational invention. It provides a new form of sovereignty, moral autonomy of the individual and the nation and the control of individual and state terrorism, state and corporate governing elites whose behavior often borders on the behavior of gangsters and terrorists. The author is not far from the truth when he utters that claim, be it the elites of creationism, that create susceptibility to the titles of devotion, but also elite of evolutionism, etatism and corporatism which achieve to dictate the forms of violence as the form of development. These elites are using the big corrupt science (liberal and neo-liberal doctrine), which explains the forms of violence as a form of development. The author is right when he represents an explicit, decisive and dramatic demand to change the world monetary system based on debt doctrine, monetarism and consumerism. The author sees the problem of the transformation of today’s civilizational structure of the world, evolutionism, secularism based on geobiopolitical type of understanding, into the new geobiosocial structure of the world based on the acquired power, as the main threat to the global tyranny, i.e. global totalitarianism.

The author sees the exit in the new type of the rule of the law, as a culture of life, in a new type of democracy, in e paradigm shift of the power, in the new horizontal instead of vertical current civilization order. The author is determined in his request for the Earth Constitution as a constitutional framework of the new planetary relationships as legitimate power as an alternative to the institutional and legal violence. The author is right when he points out the necessity of the legitimate power in terms of quality, as well as self-organized leverage that would have been established by the planetary government followed by the planetary role of education as an intervening variable in creating a new civilizational structure, fairer and freer world.

In fact, it is about the transformation of the brain mechanisms of violence into the brain mechanisms of peace, using the reason in the transformation of the existing world system of war as the entrepreneurship into the world system of developing and creating peace. This should be achieved by a planetary contract, constitution and world government. That would be a predisposition for the renaissance of the 21st century, settlement or the impulsion between EQ, IQ and SQ., i.e., according to the author’s attitude – the reconciliation of the reason, intuition and love (empathy). Holism, harmonization of life, freedom and love is built on trust between people, not on fear and conflict. Animals live in fear and react by instinct, fear, due to the survival needs. The humankind builds its way of life based on trust which is being advocated by the author of this book, referring to the opinion of other authors of similar opinions, especially on the opinions and views of Hans Johannes (about the unity of humankind in the diversity, individuality and integrity of the human species as one). The author starts from the utopia, from the nihilism (Sisyphus), and so he takes this Sisyphean task and role to himself, all the way to the Buddhism, eschatology, from Eastern to Western philosophy of materialism, all in sense of the synthesis of integral mysticism in order to bring awareness against reasonable self-destruction, and individual institutional, in order to free the human race from today perpetuate the existing forms of domination and exploitation of the majority by a minority of humanity.

The author combines or merges the opinion of others with the aim of strengthening his own opinion in a holistic sense. The contemporaries speak of the new age, about the future better world, investing their intellectual effort to look for a better future of the world. The author refers to contemporary thinkers (the brain and the

mind with the reason) as a force for change in the mindset, in a functional and systematic sense. With this approach, the author is linking the ethics of life (principles), sociopsychology, political science, economics, until spirituality / spirituality, as an expression of holism. The author’s thought connects that utopianism with practical utopia, in a pragmatic vision, in a concrete demand for the realization of human development potential, in the potentiality of reality, as a potentiality of the future. The author says that that is necessary for a better future of the world. Integral mysticism, transformative holism, a new era and practical utopia are necessary for the unity of the cosmos to the unity of the human species in diversity, justice, equality and democracy. Utopia has a foothold in the unity of cosmic holism because humanisation of the human species is possible, resulting from the animal culture into the culture of human kind, as a potentiality of the reality of the planet in terms of harmony in the cosmos until the harmony of life and co-existence of the human species on planet Earth.

The author is right when he says that the cosmic laws of harmony determine the earthly laws and the life on earth in harmony. Because of this lack of understanding the consent, the author points to the problem of permanent global crisis, the conflicts, all the way to their greater intensity. This global situation, says the author, demands efforts, and formation, and operation of Camus’ Sisyphus. Glen T. Martin is necessary and required on this world. The epilogue of the book is sending the message about that necessity.

When writing about the necessity as opportunities, the author is writing and advocating revolutionary holism, creativity and productivity of a healthy mind and a healthy human spirit and harmony. The author calls for the transformation of the system and corporate structure as these fossilized institutions of capitalism are structured in violence, as well as so-called sovereign state / nations (the old holism), with the closed horizon to change the actual state of relations in the world.

Also, in the epilogue of the book, the author advocates incarnation because he is sacrificing himself for a better world, for humanisation of the mankind against lack of humanisation. This shows that the author acts and sacrifices in accordance with the Jesus’ code, the victim. He is looking for the incarnation of freedom of peace and justice in the human realm, but also in accordance with the planetary institutions, states and corporations, the change in behavior of political and financial oligarchy that governs the centers of power. The author advocates what is necessary and what is possible, close to the objectification of these options, i.e., the transformation of global institutions and systems by using the dialectics of spiritual and spiritual. On the whole, the author promotes a culture of peace as a value, as an alternative to current life-style that came out of destructive anthropology. Author launches planetary action and mobilizes the necessary human reason as a model for the transformation of life on the planet Earth. The author of this approach or model of the future of the world does not have to be right. We can be sure that the authors of the vertical structure of civilization reality, type of understanding the life are certainly not.

The author appeals upon the human cooperation, planetary consciousness, calls upon the interpersonal trust, the mutual understanding with compassion, with love, but also to cooperation towards consent on the world.

In the pragmatic utopianism, the author appeals to justice, to economic equality, as a form of expression of empathy in the 21st century because the UN did not bring the peace upon the right to veto of the powerful nations of global capitalism as totalitarianism. The author’s tendency is turned to stop the domination of violence and corruption. Similarly, to stop the perpetuation of violence as a form of development. The author

calls for the containment of evolutionism, secularism, etatism of the powerful, especially competition of the corporatism as socialdarwinism, and using democratic rights against the creation of the future and solving problems of global, continental and regional crises.

The author calls for a federal arrangement of the world civilization with the world government and Earth Constitution, which would demilitarize the role of sovereign states and corporations. The author sees the future of the world as a form of the world community, in the horizontal rather than the vertical structure of civilization, which excludes freedom and democracy. From the content of the epilogue, it can be concluded that the modern world can not do without Camus’ Sisyphus, who think about the achievement of possible in impossible circumstances, that rule the world today in terms of unifying the whole world in all its diversity, in terms of integration of reason, intuition and love.

That’s why we need the moral consciousness, the brain and the mind with the reason, we need a constructive rather than destructive anthropology, to unify the fragmented world and society. By changing the system, the consciousness would also be changed by using education and awareness, based on structural anthropology, the humanization of the human species, awareness that suppressed individual and state terrorism by the rule of law as a culture. Instead of the rule of war, peace would rule the brain with the reason instead of the brain and mind of the war, i.e . violence.

The highlight of utopia and utopianism of the author of this book is the demand for the Constitution of the planet Earth as a form of civilizational structure, which should be ratified by the governments of the so-called sovereign states, in a democratic way, which will be very difficult. That can be radical message of this book and the author towards the political brutalism of the ruling system based on debt together with its oligarchy.

The philosophy of the author Glen T. Martin of utopianism has a sense for the future of a better world. The philosophy of the world can give meaning, not Glen T. Martin. Practical utopianism and its meaning within the meaning for the world depends upon those with consciousness, which means the awareness of all people of the world, not just in the brain and mind and appeals of the author of this book.

U Bruxellesu, 12.09.2015. Slavko Kulić, IOM

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“I congratulate Dr. Glen Martin for his learned, practical, and inspired effort on behalf of world unity.”
—The Honorable A. P. Misra, retired Justice of the Supreme Court of India

“This book casts an important light on the possibility for building world government as an evolutionary process. . . The book is visionary and appears at a time when the speed of change and the perceived failings of current institutions call out for just such a vision.”
—Marc Pilisuk, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Saybrook University; principal author, The Hidden Structure of Violence: Who Benefits from Global Violence and War

One World Renaissance is incredibly rich with insights, wisdom, and scholarship. All of humanity should be reading this remarkable book, which offers profound solutions to our global predicament.”
—Barbara Marx Hubbard, renowned futurist and author of Conscious Evolution

“Dr. Glen Martin is a global visionary who combines brilliance, heart and integrity. He’s a renowned activist for world democracy who clearly outlines the practical infrastructures needed to create a just and sustainable world. It is my hope that people everywhere will listen to Glen’s messages so that together we can go beyond the current global crises to a new level of human evolution.”
—Philip M. Hellmich, Director of Peace, The Shift Network; author of God and Conflict

“Dr. Glen Martin’s realistic narrative concerning the present world predicament must be seriously considered by all right-thinking people on earth.”
—E. P. Menon, author, global activist, and founder of the India Development Foundation

“This book by the well-known philosopher and humanist Dr. Glen Martin is extremely important as it concerns the most critical issues of our time – including the question of the very survival of humankind. It gives us hope that we won’t finally lose control over events in our troubled world.”
—Alexander N. Chumakov, Chair of Philosophy Department of Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, First Vice-President of the Russian Philosophical Society

“A must read for all intellectuals, activists, and revolutionaries frustrated and shaken by perpetual war and chaos. Using the tools of philosophical analysis, Professor Martin helps us understand why the United Nations and the peace movement have been unsuccessful, and introduces the Earth Constitution as the powerful new social contract necessary to end global chaos and perpetual war.”
—Roger Kotila, PhD., Senior Fellow, Institute on World Problems, USA Vice President, World Constitution and Parliament Association

“Drawing support from leading philosophers and scientists, Dr. Martin proves that a federated Earth is the wisest and only practical answer to our global problems.”
Rev. Laura M. George, J.D., Executive Director of the Oracle Institute

“One World Renaissance is a work suited to the thoughtful reader looking for a philosophical study of a
unifying theory of human culture. . . Martin’s ambitious and well-researched work calls
for the recognition of a new paradigm of interconnectedness in order to face global crises.”
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“A philosophical study of a unifying theory of human culture . . . [an] ambitious and well-researched work.”
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