A global democracy

Joi Ito:

I think that the US needs to seriously consider the consequences of alienating the rest of the world and trying to become a super-class global citizen and ruler of the world without a significant change in its attitude towards other nations and other cultures. We are in an integrated world where it is impossible to isolate yourself economically, culturally or even militarily.

Anyone who is interested in global governance I think is well advised to read George Monbiot’s Age of Consent, some interesting, if radical, ideas about global democracy.