Humanity's Agreement to Live Together
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 9781605095394, 222pp.
Publication Date: April 12, 2010
Boyd skillfully anticipates objections to the notion of a universal and enforceable written agreement--that it would be culturally insensitive, too expensive, unacceptably limit national sovereignty--and convincingly answers them. In fact some promising first steps have already been taken. He describes existing transnational agreements with effective compliance mechanisms that can serve as models. But Boyd wants to inspire more than argue. In 2048 he urges everyone to participate in the drafting of the agreement via the 2048 website and describes specific actions people can take to help make it a reality. "What you do with what you read" Boyd writes, "is as important as what this book says." Little by little, working together creatively with the tools now available, we can take the next step forward in the evolution of human rights.
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