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By John S. Partington

ISBN-10: 0754633837

ISBN-13: 9780754633839

along his popularity as an writer, H.G. Wells can be remembered as a number one political commentator of the past due 19th and early 20th centuries. construction Cosmopolis provides the worldview of Wells as constructed among his pupil days on the basic university of technological know-how (1884-1887) and his loss of life in 1946. in this time, Wells built a distinct political philosophy, grounded at the one hand within the concept of 'Ethical Evolution' as propounded through his professor, T.H. Huxley, and at the different in overdue Victorian socialism. From this foundation Wells built a worldview which rejected category fight and nationalism and embraced international co-operation for the upkeep of peace and the development of the human species in an international society. even if dedicated to the belief of an international country, Wells grew to become extra hostile in the direction of the state country as a political unit in the course of the carnage of the 1st global struggle. He begun relocating clear of the location of an internationalist to 1 of a worldly in 1916, and through the inter-war interval he complicated the thought of nearby and, finally, sensible international govt to a better and bigger volume. Wells first confirmed a functionalist society in males Like Gods (1923) and additional elaborated the program of presidency in so much of his works, either fictional and non-fictional, in the course of the remainder of his lifestyles. Following an exam of the improvement of his political suggestion from inception to fruition, this examine argues that Wells's political techniques rank him along David Mitrany as one of many founders of the functionalist tuition of diplomacy, an acknowledgement hitherto denied to Wells via students of world-government theory.

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