Samuel Z. Batten: The New World Order, 1919

In this obscure book, published in 1919 by the American Baptist Publication Society, Samuel Zane Batten declares the “old order passes from view” and the “new world rises upon our vision” (George Bush Senior would make a likewise statement more than 70 years later). Batten advocates social control and the socialization of society at large. He declares a “world patriotism” must be created and it must be a religious faith. International peace, according to Batten, must also be a religious faith. “The only alternative is World Federation….with a world parliament, and international court, and an international police force,” the author claims.

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