POLICIES & PRINCIPLES: Something to Talk About

Two years ago, ex-Prodigy Robert Maynard Hutchins, Chancellor of the University of Chicago, received a longdistance call. It was from ex-Isolationist Charles A. Lindbergh. Said he: "What's this world government? If I knew, I might be for it." Replied Hutchins: "Call back in about two years. We're working on it."

This week, Chancellor Hutchins' Committee to Frame a World Constitution had the answer Lindbergh wanted. The draft constitution called for:1) a "federal convention" composed of one popularly elected delegate for each 1,000,000 of the world's population; 2) a chief executive and a legislative council elected by the convention; 3) a...

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