Thu, 06 Feb 2003 14:49:02 GMT

Moral Authority. In his 1947 letter to the General Assembly of the United Nations Albert Einstein wrote of 'enhancing the moral authority of the UN' and portrayed the United Nations as a “transitional system toward the final goal, which is the establishment of a supranational authority”. Is the United Nations the depository of the moral authority of the international community? Some say no. Is there really such a thing as moral authority or is it one of those intangibles that, as a Supreme Court justice once said about obscenity, we cannot define, but we know it when we see it? Could a “one world government” work and would it really produce “moral authority” ? (More Inside) [MetaFilter]

one world government would work, but it would nto be int he best interest of the wealthy countries. and the sole origination of moral authority in a pluralistic society does arise from democratic processes and their enculturation effects.

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