In his new book, Sovereignty or Submission? (Encounter), Hudson Senior Fellow John Fonte argues that the twenty-first century will witness an epic struggle between the forces of global governance and the sovereignty of liberal democratic states, particularly the U.S. and Israel.
Transnationalists in the United Nations, European Union, but, most importantly, among America’s leading elites, seek to establish a “global rule of law.” America’s voluntary submission to global legal authority would be presented to the American people in rather Orwellian fashion as “leadership” and “engagement.”
The global governance project may be utopian, but efforts to implement it ultimately challenge American democracy. Nowhere is this more evident than with the upcoming meeting of the UN General Assembly, which will highlight efforts by the forces of global governance to determine the rules by which democracies defend themselves and decide domestic policy.