GTM's Books and Articles
1. Current Political Editorials and Professional Papers regarding contemporary issues and the need for a transformed world system.
2. Selected Older Political Editorials
3. Various writings: There are links to selections from these books, articles, GTM's poetry, and other writings in the left hand column of the homepage.
4. Books (see below)
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1. From Nietzsche to Wittgenstein: The Problem of Truth and Nihilism in the Modern World (1989)
This book offers comprehensive interpretations of both Nietzsche and Wittgenstein and draws on the mystical traditions (especially Buddhist thought in relation to Wittgenstein) to address the problem of truth and value in the modern world. It attempts to show that the Wittgensteinian project of seeing clearly the limits of language can serve as a compelling answer to Nietzsche’s diagnosis that we are facing crisis of nihilism (values) in the modern world.
This book synthesizes a transformative social-political-economic philosophy with a philosophy of human spiritual and intellectual maturity and develops practical suggestions for realizing a transformed world order in terms of the ethical, spiritual, and eschatological dimensions demanding such transformation. It advocates a transformative modality of critical theory, compassion, and nonviolence and offers an interpretation of human spirituality that unites the core values of the various religious traditions from around the world.
This book includes the most fundamental documents of the emerging earth federation such as the Declaration of the Rights of Peoples, the Manifesto of the Earth Federation, and the Constitution for the Federation of Earth. It also includes an introduction, a commentary on the Earth Constitution, and several other essays by Glen T. Martin.
This book lays out both the practical and conceptual foundations for a transformed world order – responding directly to our multiple global crises through the holistic approach of bringing genuinely democratic world law to the Earth. It develops a philosophical framework for democratic world law by drawing on the scientific revolutions of the twentieth century, the history of democratic thought, and contemporary discussions of human rights. It traces the history of the philosophy of law from ancient times to the present, showing the progressive development of democratic thought that culminates in the imperative for global democracy. It concludes by developing the parameters of a conversion to democratic world law for protecting the environment and human rights as well as creating a transformed world system of peace and prosperity for everyone on Earth.
This book examines the concept of democracy and the related concept of nonviolence in the light of the global crises we face at the dawn of the 21st century. It develops a deeper understanding of democracy that is inherently nonviolent and fundamentally holistic. It argues that the way out of our current set of interdependent crises and systemic violence is to establish an Earth Federation through actualizing, under a world constitution, the three most fundamental features of authentic democracy: positive freedom, reasonable economic equality, and a global community premised on the many “human universals” that we all share, as well as the common good of the Earth and future generations.
This book exhibits international law maturing into world law through world constitutional and parliamentary processes. Self-governing democratic processes emerge globally under the direction of world citizens who take initiative, insisting on human dignity, individual accountability, and peaceful world relations. The volume presents the Constitution for the Federation of Earth as well as the memorials, resolutions, and legislative summaries of the Provisional World Parliament during its first ten sessions, 1982 to 2007. Dr. Terence Amerasinghe recounts the 50 year history of the World Constituent Assemblies and the Provisional World Parliament. Dr. Almand clarifies interpretations of the democratic and non-military Constitution, showing why no amendments are needed before the nations and people of Earth ratify the Constitution. Dr. Martin analyses the problem of origins and legitimacy of emerging world law, showing the difficulties and dynamics of transforming presently outmoded international institutions in the direction of a genuine global democracy.
This book represents the first time the Constitution for the Federation of Earth has been appeared in print from an official press with its own ISBN number. The Constitution was developed by a drafting committee of 25 persons with feedback from hundreds of world citizens over a period of 33 years from 1968 to 1991. This premiere edition, includes a substantive historical introduction situating the Earth Constitution within the world federalist movement of the past 80 years, an extensive commentary on the Constitution that explains the significance of its 19 articles one by one, and a conclusion that discusses the larger meaning of the Constitution and the Earth Federation Movement that promotes it. The book includes bibliography and index as well as a number of appendices containing the relevant documents surrounding the Constitution and the Earth Federation Movement.
This book lays out the foundations of the Earth Federation Movement in terms of its history and its philosophical grounding that includes sections on “ethical holism,” “democratic holism,” and “political holism.” It includes eleven documents from the movement that illustrate these principles and several appendices with supplementary information.
My 2003 work, The Manifesto of the Earth Federation, has been translated into Spanish by Dr. Eugenia Almand, edited by Dr. Rita Martin, and published in a separate volume with a Spanish translation of the Constitution for the Federation of Earth. Pamplin, VA: Institute for Economic Democracy Press, September 2011 (156 pages).