Fourteen Points for the Twenty-First CenturyA Renewed Appeal for Cooperative Internationalism

Fourteen Points for the Twenty-First CenturyA Renewed Appeal for Cooperative Internationalism

Richard H. Immerman and Jeffrey A. Engel

Print publication date: 2021

ISBN: 9780813179001

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

Abstract

This book is a collection of fourteen solutions for some of the twenty-first century’s greatest challenges. Each of the contributors—selected for their expertise and accomplishments in fields as varied as medicine, finance, international development, and history—employs Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points as inspiration, providing historical background to situate Wilson’s ideas in their full context. First presented in 1918 as World War I raged, the original Fourteen Points offered a thoughtful and synthetic plan for overhauling the international order. Inspired by its magnitude and impact, the contributors use Wilson’s framework to prescribe remedies to the following problems: politics; development; migration; environmentalism, medicine, and health care; statecraft, international cooperation, and military restraint; privacy and technology; and food security. Collectively, the volume reassesses and calls for a renewal of the globalism at the heart of Wilson’s influential Fourteen Points a century after they were first offered, with the goal of solving our own century’s most pressing problems.

Table of Contents

Front Matter

Introduction

Richard H. Immerman and Jeffrey A. Engel

2 The State of the Future

Andrew Preston

4 Protecting and Promoting Health in an Interdependent World

Elizabeth H. Bradley and Lauren A. Taylor

6 Food Security

Emmy Simmons

7 The Global Challenge of

Kathryn C. Kaufman

9 The Global Economy

Barbara Keys and Til Schuermann

10 Do No Harm

Betty Sue Flowers

11 International Migration

James F. Hollifield

12 Hacked but Don’t Know It

Frederick R. Chang

13 The Virtues of Quiet Diplomacy

John Bew and Charlie Laderman

14 “Don’t Do Stupid Shit”

Christopher Preble and William Ruger