What the World Needs

An eight page essay on the future of humanity, written in the early 1980s. My father was a thinker and an idealist, and this short piece gets closer than anything in summing up his philosophy. Here is a short extract:

Justice can be neither defined nor achieved: it can only be pursued, by infinitely delicate adjustment, of man to man in friendship. Its approximation is the state in which no man's will is imposed on another; where the whisper outcalls the shout; where the need of one is the need of all and strength is everyone's treasure.

It is inseparable from kindness.

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