|One point on which almost all socially-conscious fans were agreed of old. They varied greatly, however, in their ideas of how it was to come about. Youd favored Federal Union, tho on the eve of Pearl Harbor he renounced the idea of any connection with these rotten Americans. Speer also favored this idea, but lacking that hoped that consolidation of individual states might take place satisfactorily as a result of the war. The Michelists spoke always of a scientific, socialistic world state; the Esperantists believed that a universal language would be a powerful force for world unification.
Early hopes for development of the UN into an international government having been dashed, fans seem at present to adopt the idea of an irreconcilable conflict between the NATO powers and the Communist Empire which cannot be settled by the parliamentary methods we understand by world government, but can only be resolved by some form of force -- propaganda, weaponry, etc -- tho whether it actually will be resolved at all is disputed. Much speculation on the subject of late has dealt with establishment of a world state after one or the other power bloc has been destroyed; but actually the notion has gradually fallen into non-consideration as it became more and more evident how little would be left to organize after World War III. Your Frazer suspects, however, that the present degree of international cooperation within the supranational alliances would have sent most prewar World Statists into ecstacies.