Home Rule Globally
Articles published in the newsletter of
the Philadelphia Chapter of World Federalists
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● In Memoriam - John Ewbank
Oct. 2012. – His obituary: provides a concise and readable account of
John's life, travels, ideas, involvement with World Federalists,
and his influence on those who knew him.
Leadership Sept. 2011. –
Addresses this public relations conundrum: "The growing fear of
world government – evident in western society's retreat from
a concept that had been popular as WWII came to a close – is
a consequence of our instinctive hostility to authoritarian domination."
Planetary Consciousness April 2010 –
A news article about the trip John and Marjorie took to India,
where John delivered a speech to a symposium of the World Movement
for Global Democracy stressing the need for a culture of servant
leadership in any prospective democratic world government.
● Constitutional Common Sense at
the Global Level May 2007 –
A suscinct presentation of ideas for a global federal
parliament where constituents at the
grass roots will be more likely to feel like "participants," and
less like futile pawns.
● Are You A Global Constitutional Expert? April 2006 –
Brief reflections on proposals that might seem bizarre at
first, but which, in fact, are perfectly practical ideas whose
merits may not be widely appreciated until the predicted circumstances
are staring us in the face.
● The decentralist logic for a
"Global Constitution Forum" Sept. 2005 –
Expands on this proposition: " The establishment in our country has
promoted the myth that any nation having any kind of an election is
a democracy. That is a truly dangerous myth."
Seventy Years as a
When WWII was coming to an
end and people all around the world wanted a political framework to
prevent any such war from happening again, the concept of World
Federalism gained serious traction. Prominent perople such as those
quoted on this
companion page , knew that global problems would need
were World Federalists from the outset. Articles by or about John
appeared in the Philadelphia World Federalist Chapter newsletter from time
to time. Six of the more recent ones are listed to the left, covering the period
from 2012 back to 2005. Please click on any title to read the
full newsletter article