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Single Idea 21077

[catalogued under 25. Society / B. The State / 3. Constitutions]

Full Idea

Each nation, for the sake of its own security, can and ought to demand of the others that they should enter along with it into a constitution, similar to the civil one, within which the rights of each could be secured.

Gist of Idea

Each nation should, from self-interest, join an international security constitution

Source

Immanuel Kant (Perpetual Peace [1795], 2.2nd)

A Reaction

Not sure how close the United Nations takes us to this. You have to admire Kant for this one.

Book Reference

Kant,Immanuel: 'Political Writings', ed/tr. Reiss,Hans [CUP 1996], p.102