A universal ethic demands that we act as citizens not only of our community and our nation but of the world.
Technical and Analytical Readings
- Edgar Bradshaw Castle, Education and World Citizenship: An Essay Towards a Science of Education (1921).
Film and Stage
- Reds, a dramatization of the life of John Reed, an American Communist who became a renowned journalist, then devoted himself to his idea of justicebut came to realize the dead-ends of the Soviet revolution; the love story enhances the tension of his public commitment
- Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini(The Garden of the Finzi-Continis), making the point that no one is an island in the modern world
- A City of Sadness(Bei qing cheng shi): a film about the political and social tragedy of China in the late 1940s and its effects on well-meaning people
Music: songs and other short pieces
- Nawang Khechog, Working for World Peace
Music: Composers, artists, and major works
Pete Seeger’s music reflects his commitment to universal justice. He is an environmental and peace advocate, a voice for the oppressed and a humble man who has lived a simple life that is a model of sustainability.
Weinberg, String Quartet No. 5, Op. 27 (1945)