A mini-blogburst sparked by Dr. Demarche illuminates the term “world community.” He asks whether the term has any real meaning and what is the role of the United Nations and the United States in such a place. I’m afraid my modest contribution doesn’t reveal much except the disordered condition of my own thoughts about it. I tend to think of communities like city blocks: defined by common space and common environments, with no common thread except the ability to affect each other’s lives, and no inherent organization except what has been achieved by the members.

But I recommend the responses of some of the more formal thinkers in the discussion, Dave at The Glittering Eye, and Marc at American Future, and the other Dave at tdaxp, and the other Mark at Zenpundit. At least I stand out for having a different name.

Also, Why is a community like an amoeba?

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