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A Political Theory for Our Time


Edited By Lucio Levi, Giampiero Bordino and Antonio Mosconi

This volume is a collection of essays published between 1999 and 2015 in the review The Federalist Debate. The book highlights the issue of federalism intended as a theoretical paradigm to interpret the major problems of our age, and in particular the issues of peace and war in a world characterized by an uncontrolled globalization.

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World Security through World Law




The lesson of today’s terrorist attack on the United States is clear. The violence of the nationstate is being devoured by itself. Commentators, as I write, are declaring that “war” is being waged on the US. But they fail to identify the real “enemy”. It is the national war system itself which condones a condition of world anarchy from which “terrorism” derives.

The vulnerability of the anachronistic nationstate itself is being dramatically demonstrated by the carnage wrought by only three highjacked planes on the two principal symbols of America’s dominance in the world: the Pentagon and the twin World Trade Towers. Chaos results not to mention the human casualties in and near those buildings.

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