Global Governance vs. the Liberal Democratic Nation-State: What Is the Best Regime?
In the 21st century the forces of global governance will directly challenge the liberal democratic nation-state in general and American constitutionalism in particular. What are the institutions and ideas of global governance and how do they threaten American constitutional democracy? What role do the European Union, radical Islam, international law, national identity, global immigration, and American philanthropy play in the coming battle between global governance and the constitutional state? How has the mainstream American left come to internalize the core arguments of global governance ("transnational progressivism") and redefined them as "American leadership?" What has been the response of the mainstream American right? How have the views of Francis Fukuyama, Robert Kagan, Samuel Huntington, John Bolton, and the Wall Street Journal influenced the mainstream right's response to transnational progressivism? What is at stake and what is to be done? These questions are examined in this essay. To access a copy of this document, please click here.
Fonte, John, "Global Governance vs. the Liberal Democratic Nation-State: What Is the Best Regime?," The 2008 Bradley Symposium (June 4, 2008)