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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Glen T. Martin’s 2021 book:

The Earth Constitution Solution: Design for a Living Planet

 launched on July 1, 2021

Can be ordered at: https://www.amazon.com/Earth-Constitution-Solution-Design-Living/dp/1937465284/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=glen+martin&qid=1623843747&s=books&sr=1-4


OVERVIEW
 
Unite as one planet or perish. This is the choice humanity faces as we witness unprecedented crises: ecosystem collapse, wildlife extinction, global pandemics, terrorism, endless war, and economic inequality. Creativity can overcome crises, but what will it take to transform our world into one where peace, justice, and sustainability are planetary principles?
With a comprehensive design for our living planet, The Earth Constitution Solution confronts our perilous future head-on. It shows the absurdity of the nation-state system, which gives Brazil the “right” to destroy the Amazon Forest – the lungs of Earth. It exposes the fundamental flaws and corruption of the New World Order and Great Reset proposed by the World Economic Forum – fractured globalization plans that would divide us and exploit our precious planet. And it reveals why the Earth Federation Movement is growing, as people realize that global problems can only be solved as a united planet.
The Earth Constitution is a unifying document with a practical plan for federating Earth that can be studied and implemented by world citizens. The Earth Constitution saves what works at the United Nations and integrates it into a framework that replaces our fragmented system with a holistic design founded on global democracy. The result is a realistic and inclusive roadmap that charts a glorious future for our living planet.

“The achievement of the Earth Constitution Solution would mark a milestone in humankind’s evolution into a true planetary species.”

⸺ Ervin Laszlo, Founder Club of Rome, Club of Budapest, the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research,, and author of more than 100 books.

The Earth Constitution Solution is a guide for current and future action, and Glen Martin outlines the world structures needed to ensure the rights and common good of all humanity. This book is a vital presentation of the avenues to transcend the current geopolitical, conflictual structures toward a world society in which individuals can develop their full potential.”

~   Rene Wadlow, President of the Association of World Citizens and Professor Emeritus at Graduate Institute of Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland

“Martin’s Design for a Living Planet is an amazing piece of work – an irrefutable argument for an Earth Constitution that should be compulsory reading for all the presidents and prime ministers of the world – preferably as a preparation for a new international convention on a world constitution to replace the obsolete U.N. Charter. Such a convention should be held before the world’s injustices, inequalities, nationalisms, religions and climate change all combine to create the conditions that trigger the next world war.”

~   Ian Hackett, Co-Founder of the World Federalist Party, former Chair of the UK Association of World Federalists, Director of the One World Trust, and Head of the International School of London

“The concept of a world organization to ensure peace and welfare is an ancient one. The Upanishads speak of the human race as a family and see a spark of divinity in every human being … [yet] nationalism turns out to be a much more powerful and potent emotion than universalism. … Martin has written a book entitled Earth Constitution Solution in which he has outlined a concrete proposal for achieving this great ideal. My good wishes are with Martin and other friends who are committed to an idea whose time is bound to come sooner or later.”

~   D. Karan Singh Ji, Associate of the World Constitution and Parliament Association, former Cabinet Member and longest serving Representative in the Raj Sabba (Upper House of the Parliament of India)

“Design for a Living Planet is an essential guidebook for everyone seeking to transcend tribalism and unite humanity through democratic world federation. The world administration advocated by this book and the Earth Constitution is the most complete depiction of what united humanity could look like.”

~   Eston McKeague, President of the Young World Federalists

“Design for a Living Planet has arrived just when our world needs it the most. Every page of this extremely informative, profound and illuminating book offers us seminal wisdom that will guide our generation into a new Age of Holism. Ratifying the Earth Constitution will help lead the way into this magnificent new era for our beloved Planet Earth, all beings in our vast ecosystem and future generations that deserve a beautiful, thriving, and life-affirming home.”

~   Diane Williams, Founder of The Source of Synergy Foundation and the U.N. NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values, and Global Concerns (NY), and co-author of Our Moment of Choice

“Earth is a living planet. At the current rate of destruction, we will soon minimize the life cycle of Earth and its people. Hence, Design for a Living Planet can be taken as a hub for the wheel of holistic life. The Earth Constitution has been mooted by Dr. Martin; it is now for us to implement it without any apprehension, whatsoever. Moreover, the War Pentagon should mandatorily be replaced with the Peace Pentagon.”

~   Colonel Tejendra Pal Tyagi, Veer Chakra, Executive President of the World Constitution and Parliament Association in India, and National President of Rashtriya Sainik Sanstha in India (National Vanguard of     ex-servicemen and patriotic citizens)

The Earth Constitution Solution has the potential to become a classic, as it proclaims the ‘Big Idea’ using academic theory and practice at the highest level of excellence and thoroughness. In arguing for the Earth Constitution, Professor Martin’s logic rivals the famous Federalist Papers, drafted to gain support for the U.S. Constitution. There’s plenty here for intellectuals, the average citizen, save-the-world activists, and politicians from around the world.”

~   Roger Kotila, Ph.D., President of the Democratic World Federalists, Board Member at the Center for U.N. Constitutional Research (CUNCR Brussels), and Editor of Earth Federation News & Views

“La Constitución para la Federación de la Tierra es un instrumento concreto para acercarse a una utopía alcanzable, y Design for a Living Planet es una guía necesaria para cualquiera que crea que hay un hermoso futuro para la humanidad. Para aquellos apasionados por la paz mundial, la justicia, la equidad planetaria y la sostenibilidad ambiental, el Dr. Martin presenta una solución holística en un lenguaje accesible para todos.”

~   Leopoldo A. Cook, Board Member of the Earth Constitution Institute and Vice President of the World Constitution and Parliament Association in Latin America and the Caribbean

“Many great thinkers throughout history have argued that only a democratically elected global government – complete with a Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the other structures necessary to make it effective – can solve humanity’s most pressing problems and ensure global peace and prosperity.  Glen T. Martin is a superb spokesperson for these ideas, and their philosophical, scientific and moral foundation.”

~   Bob Flax, Ph.D., Executive Director of Citizens for Global Solutions

     and professor of Transformative Social Change at Saybrook University    

“Dr. Martin conveys a great message: If thinkers, philosophers, and activists work with sincerity, honesty, commitment, and LOVE for all humanity, a new human civilization is possible. The Earth Constitution should be studied by universities around the world so that coming generations will be empowered to build a cooperative economy and justice-centered, global political system.”

~   E. P. Menon, Board Member of the Earth Constitution Institute, global peace activist, and author of Foot Prints on Friendly Roads, which chronicles his 8,000 mile “peace walk” around the world

“Glen Martin delivers practical, intelligent, and comprehensive arguments for the adoption of the Earth Constitution. HisDesign for a Living Planet deserves to be number one on the reading list of anyone concerned with the freedom and well-being of humanity.”

~   Eugenia Almand, Secretary General of the World Constitution and Parliament Association

“Carl Jung said the way to wholeness is comprised of inevitable detours and even wrong turnings but a snake-like path that ultimately unites opposites. I think the journey to an Earth Constitution will be much the same. Let the conversation begin!”

~   Kurt Johnson, Ph.D., Founder of the Interspiritual Network, co-host of The Convergence series on Voice America, and author of Fine Lines,   The Coming Interspiritual Age, and Our Moment of Choice

“Glen Martin’s The Earth Constitution Solution: Design for a Living Planet is a hopeful vision that is a deeply inspiring, precise roadmap for a better future. This new work by Martin is an excellent must-read for anyone who cares about the future of our planet.”

~    H.E. Rev. Patrick McCollum, World peace and planetary sustainability activist and Founder of the McCollum Foundation for Peace 

“Martin’s Design for a Living Planet is a compendium of the most advanced thinking concerning sustainable economics, ecological sanity, a holistic world-view, and ‘planetary consciousness.’ As human beings we must become humane beings, motivated by compassion and imagination as well as by reason. … [T]he legal and humane wisdom of the Earth Constitution can lead us to a world without war, where cultures can flourish and nations continue, but in which sovereignty is exchanged for a transnational security that preserves the peace, prosperity, and environmental health of all life-forms on Earth.”

~   Richard D. Sharp, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus in Literature at

    Catholic University and Fulbright Fellow to India

“The Earth Constitution – like the Magna Carta, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – provides a framework for peaceful and just human interaction. Transcending those historic legal documents, the Earth Constitution explains how we, as world citizens, can sustainably interact with Earth and begin to govern our world as one human family. In his latest book, Dr. Martin presents clear and compelling arguments for humanity to immediately engage this paradigm shift in law and politics.

~ David Gallup, Esq., President of World Service Authority and Convener of the World Court of Human Rights Coalition

Text Box: CONTENTS

FOREWORD by Ellen H. Brown, J.D.

PREFACE

CHAPTER ONE

Cosmic Evolution and Living Design

CHAPTER TWO

Paradigm Shift: From Fragmentation to Holism

CHAPTER THREE

Political Collapse: The Advent of Evolutionary Social Science

3.1  The Twisted Logic of the Nation-State System

3.2  The Current World System

3.3  Truth, Love, and Our Common Humanity

3.4  Social Holism: Planetary Democracy and Cooperative Economics

CHAPTER FOUR

Climate Collapse: The Need for Transformational Ecology

4.1  Computer Modeling of Possible Futures

4.2  Looking into the Abyss

4.3  The Role of Resistance and Struggle

4.4  Is Civilization Beginning to Falter?

4.5  The Stark Realities of Climate Change

4.6  The Coming Uninhabitable Earth

4.7  A Common Consensus?

CHAPTER FIVE

Sustainable Economics: The Need for Transformative Business Models

5.1  Growth Fetish vs. the Reality of a Finite Planet

5.2  Can Economics Put People and Planet First?

5.3  Calculating the Value of Human Life

5.4   Will the Third Industrial Revolution Abolish Capitalism?

5.5  A Green New Deal for All

5.6  Capitalism vs. the Environment

5.7  What Should Be Included in a Cost-Benefit Analysis?

5.8  Economics and Conscious Evolution

CHAPTER SIX

The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals: Trapped in a Modernist Ideology

6.1  The Colonizing of Our Consciousness

6.2  Everyone Pretends to See the Emperor’s New Clothes

6.3  Context for the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

6.4  The Earth Constitution Solution

6.5  Getting Serious About Sustainability

CHAPTER SEVEN

Design Features of the Earth Constitution

7.1  The Earth Constitution as Sustainable Planetary Design

7.2  Vision Behind the Earth Constitution as a Whole

7.3  Drafting Process for the Earth Constitution

7.4  Design Features of the Earth Constitution for Establishing a Sustainable Future

7.4.1    A Founded World Society

7.4.2    A Holistic World System

7.4 3    Focus on Global Problems and Crises Beyond the Scope of Nation-States

7.4.4    Explicit Focus on Sustainability

7.4.5    Focus on Integrating the Diversity of Humanity

7.4.6    Recognizes the People of Earth as Sovereign

7.4.7    Democratic, Cooperative, and Collaborative Structure

7.4.8    Establishes Planetary Public Banking

7.4.9    Establishes Debt-Free Money Creation

7.4.10  A Networked System to Monitor Planetary Health

7.4.11  Bills of Rights with Environmental Sustainability Rights

7.4.12  Design to Progressively Minimize Levels of Conflict

7.4.13  A Living Document Mandating Periodic Reexamination and Modification

7.4.14 The “Council of Elders”

7.4.15 Simple Ratification Process

7.4.16 Earth Federation Already Has Begun!

7.4.17 Current Projects under Authority of Article 19

CHAPTER EIGHT

Conclusions

8.1  Five Dimensions of Sustainability

8.2  The United Nations AND the Earth Constitution?

8.3  The Gaia Principle and the Golden Rule

8.4  Practical Utopia as Eminently Practical

APPENDICES

Earth Constitution Mandala

Pledge of Allegiance to the Earth Constitution

Constitution for the Federation of Earth

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

Acclaim for The Earth Constitution Solution: Design for a Living Planet

(published 2021)

“The achievement of Glen Martin’s Earth Constitution Solution would mark a milestone in humankind’s evolution into a true planetary species.”

~ Ervin Laszlo, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, and Founder of the Club of Budapest and Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research

“The Earth Constitution Solution is a deep dive into environmental design … covering new findings … and addressing more revolutionary ideas. The author makes it clear a big change is taking place, and for those interested, this book has the answers.”

~ Manhattan Book Review

“The Earth Constitution Solution is a guide for current and future action, and Glen Martin outlines the world structures needed to ensure the rights and common good of all humanity. This book is a vital presentation of the avenues to transcend the current geopolitical, conflictual structures toward a world society in which individuals can develop their full potential.”

~ Rene Wadlow, President of the Association of World Citizens and Professor Emeritus at Graduate Institute of Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland

“The Earth Constitution Solution is a comprehensive and irrefutable argument for an Earth Constitution that should be compulsory reading for all the presidents and prime ministers of the world – preferably as a preparation for a new international convention on a world constitution to replace the obsolete U.N. Charter. Such a convention should be held before the world’s injustices, inequalities, nationalisms, religions and climate change all combine to create the conditions that trigger the next world war.”

~ Ian Hackett, Co-Founder of the World Federalist Party and former Chair of the UK Association of World Federalists

The Earth Constitution Solution is an essential guidebook for everyone seeking to transcend tribalism and unite humanity through democratic world federation. The world administration advocated by this book and the Earth Constitution is the most complete depiction of what united humanity could look like.

~ Eston McKeague, President of the Young World Federalists

The Earth Constitution Solution has arrived just when our world needs it the most. Every page of this extremely informative, profound and illuminating book offers us seminal wisdom that will guide our generation into a new Age of Holism. Ratifying the Earth Constitution will help lead the way into this magnificent new era for our beloved Planet Earth, all beings in our vast ecosystem and future generations that deserve a beautiful, thriving, and life-affirming home.”

~ Diane Williams, Founder of The Source of Synergy Foundation and the U.N. NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values, and Global Concerns (NY)

The Earth Constitution Solution has the potential to become a classic, as it proclaims the ‘Big Idea’ using academic theory and practice at the highest level of excellence and thoroughness. In arguing for the Earth Constitution, Professor Martin’s logic rivals the famous Federalist Papers, drafted to gain support for the U.S. Constitution.”

~ Roger Kotila, Ph.D., President of the Democratic World Federalists, Board Member at the Center for U.N. Constitutional Research, and Editor of Earth Federation News & Views

“Carl Jung said the way to wholeness is comprised of inevitable detours and even wrong turnings but a snake-like path that ultimately unites opposites. I think the journey to an Earth Constitution will be much the same. Let the conversation begin!”

~ Kurt Johnson, Ph.D., Founder of the Interspiritual Network, co-host of The Convergence series on Voice America, and author of Fine Lines, The Coming Interspiritual Age, and Our Moment of Choice

“The Earth Constitution Solution is an important contribution to the most critical story of our time, the movement toward genuine Earth Unity.”

~ Ben Bowler, Executive Director of Unity Earth

“The Earth Constitution – like the Magna Carta, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – provides a framework for peaceful and just human interaction. Transcending those historic legal documents, the Earth Constitution explains how we, as world citizens, can sustainably interact with the Earth and begin to govern our world as one human family.

~ David Gallup, Esq., President of World Service Authority and Convener of the World Court of Human Rights Coalition

“Earth is a living planet. At the current rate of destruction, we will soon minimize the life cycle of Earth and its people. Hence, The Earth Constitution Solution can be taken as a hub for the wheel of holistic life. The Earth Constitution has been mooted by Dr. Martin; it is now for us to implement it without any apprehension, whatsoever. Moreover, the War Pentagon should mandatorily be replaced with the Peace Pentagon.”

~ Colonel Tejendra Pal Tyagi, Veer Chakra, Executive President of the World Constitution and Parliament Association in India, and National President of Rashtriya Sainik Sanstha in India (National Vanguard of ex-servicemen and patriotic citizens)

Back Cover of The Earth Constitution Solution:

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global democracy and human self transcendenceGlobal Democracy and Human Self-Transcendence:   The Power of the Future for Planetary Transformation

by Glen T. Martin

(published 2018)

Some Reader’s Remarks

Dr. Patricia Murphy, Philosophy, St. Joseph’s University, Director, International Philosophers for Peace (IPPNO):

The comprehensive quality, and the depth of Glen Martin’s most recent work, Global Democracy and Human Self-Transcendence, is breathtaking…. New readers, whether drawn to this work through an interest in the environment, politics, legal studies, philosophy or spirituality, will be educated by the breadth of the author’s understanding of the interdependency of these fields… Decades of experience, reflection and philosophical practice can be discerned within this bellwether call for a new world order governed by an inclusive and egalitarian World Parliament, which Martin proposes as both necessary and sufficient for planetary sustainability, peace and human flourishing.

—Eugenia Almand, JD, Executive Director, Institute on World Problems:

 Enlightening and Essential Reading:  Following the whole systems sciences and philosophy of the twentieth century, Dr. Glen Martin takes the reader step-by-step from the current world disorder to the inexorable necessity of the ordinary, everyday human being to engage in the setting of an explicit world constitutional system. He shows the multiple ways that this practical solution to our lethal problems is embedded within human temporality with its vision of a future transcending the past. He shows that the social contract best suited for human survival and flourishing has already been created—the Constitution for the Federation of Earth.  This book is enlightening and essential reading!

—Swami Agnivesh, author Applied Spirituality: A Spiritual Vision for the Dialogue of Religions:

Dr. Glen T. Martin clearly understands that spirituality integrates the salvation of the individual with the transformation of society. With great insight into the role of human temporality in the processes of spiritual growth and self-transcendence, he shows that the future could be truly different from the past, both for individuals and for humanity.

—Dr. Richard Perkins, Philosophy, Canesius College:

In Global Democracy and Human Self-Transcendence, Martin argues that the key to unlocking a solution lies in human temporality and in the recognition, as Teilhard de Chardin puts it, that “man is the leading shoot of evolution.”  He calls upon his readers to become the prophets of transformation who guide mankind toward increasingly global awareness and makes the case that this awareness entails an all-encompassing new world order instituted under the Constitution for the Federation of Earth….

Although we are ontologically disposed to transcendence, we need to choose wisely.  Making the right choice prepares the way to peace, unity, justice, and sustainability—amounting, in his estimation, to an eminently practical utopia. Martin’s argument, it seems to me, is a very persuasive one, and in prosecuting his case he displays prodigious learning, penetrating analysis, and intense passion.

—Rev. Laura M. George, J.D., Executive Director of The Oracle Institute and award-winning author of The Truth: About the Five Primary Religions, The Love: Of the Fifth Spiritual Paradigm, and The Light: And the New Human:

 Global Democracy and Human Self-Transcendence.  As a member of the global community, I applaud Dr. Martin’s treatise on how we may achieve global unity and a federated Earth. His vision – the vision embodied in The Earth Constitution – is the only rational and compassionate path forward. As Dr. Martin explains, most of humanity is ready for this evolutionary model of world government. Collectively, we have reached a state of world-centric maturity to permit such a leap into the future. Let us embrace this holistic horizon! And let us utilize the map provided by The Earth Constitution to manifest the utopian goal of global social democracy.

—Dr. Ronald J. Glossop, Philosophy, Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville Author of the well-known books, Confronting War, and World Federation?

Global Democracy and Human Self-Transcendence addresses what Professor Glen Martin views as humanity’s 21st-century critical choice between its continued existence or the end of all life on planet Earth.  He says our challenge is to “overcome the evils of fragmentation, hatred, fear, greed, and lust for power.”  We must use our creative intelligence and inherent capacity for self-transcendence…. We need to move beyond “the pseudo-realities of race, nation, ideology, dogmatic religion, property or other forms of ‘ego-identities,” personal or collective, that define who we are through the denial of others” to “a pacified and harmonious global civilization” with a genuinely democratic world government based on sovereignty for all who live on Earth.

—Tay Keong Tan, Ph.D.  Professor Political Science,  Director of International Studies and Leadership Studies, Radford University:

Global Democracy and Human Self-Transcendence reveals Glen T. Martin as consummate philosopher on a life-long mission for world peace and democracy. He writes with the discipline of an entrepreneur and the zeal of a missionary.

—Dr. Roger Kotila, Psychologist, President, Democratic World Federalists (DWF):

The book includes a sustained critique that challenges our institutional status quo, which continues “to colonize science in the service of perpetual wars,” and “to colonize culture in the service of fear, hate, and propaganda.”  Nietzsche wrote that “God is dead.”  Martin notes that it is rather we who are dead…”we are choosing death rather than life….”

The book shows in what ways the system of militarized sovereign states and global capitalism are hopelessly fragmented and destructive.  These institutions are entirely out of sync with the new holism discovered by all 20th century sciences.  If we want a peaceful, sustainable future on this planet, Martin shows, we need to affirm an institutional holism that makes this possible…. This book provides a new and powerful insight into the hope for a better future that permeates our human condition.

—Upendra Baxi, Ph.D., Prof. of Law Emeritus, University of Warwick & Delhi, India:

This a powerfully summoning book that brings in the good news that we may still overcome.  It brings forth a new politics of hope, pitted against the poetics of despair.  Here is a new vision of the world where distress of the Anthropocene is writ large and global impoverishment of politics is legible to all. Professor Glen T. Martin summons us to think that ‘choosing life’ is still doable in the face of extinction posed by the advancing Anthropocene…. I hope that the reader of this work will want to grasp the overall significance of the vision here propounded. The present, certainly, is a time of dystopias, but we need a resurgence of the utopic element of thought and feeling.

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One World Renaissance: Holistic Planetary Transformation through a Global Social Contract

(published 2016)

“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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