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William Benton
Assistant U.S. Secretary of State.


We must destroy nationalism.

“As long as the child breathes the poisoned air of nationalism, education in world-mindedness can produce only precarious results. As we have pointed out, it is frequently the family that infects the child with extreme nationalism. The school should therefore use the means described earlier to combat family attitudes that favor jingoism. . . . We shall presently recognize in nationalism the major obstacle to development of world-mindedness.”

Source: "The Rise of Global Green Governance," by Henry Lamb, Global Governance: Why? How? When? a special report from the Murchison Chair of Free Enterprise, 1997, page 9.
Hardcopy: Copy of page 9 from Global Governance: Why? How? When?
Where: Speaking to a UNESCO meeting.
When: 1946.
Contributor: AIM.

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Breaking down sovereignty.

“We are at the beginning of a long process of breaking down the walls of national sovereignty. UNESCO must be the pioneer.”

Source: "Timeline: The Rise of Global Governance," by Henry Lamb, Whistleblower, May 2003, page 8.
Hardcopy: Printout of 8-4-03 webpage that posted the quotation.
Where: During an address he gave at a UNESCO meeting.
When: 1946.
Contributor: AIM.

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