"The greatest problem for the human species,
the solution of which nature compels him to seek,
is that of attaining a civil society
which can administer justice universally."
by:
Immanuel Kant
(1724-1804) German philosopher
Source:
1784
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 -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US      
What??? Reston doesn't want "a civil society" or universal justice? This quote was tailor made for the United Nations.
 -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
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    I don't think he is talking about a United Nations. The point is merely that nature compels mankind to attain a civil society that treats all fairly with regard to justice. It does not automatically imply a socialist solution.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    I think universal justice would be a great thing, and I agree with Reston; "a civil society which can administer justice universally" doesn't necessarily advocate a socialistic solution, nor does it support the United Nations (though I do like the idea of the UN).
     -- Anonymous     
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    Sorry. I meant to say I agree with Archer, not Reston. I might agree with Reston too, but I don't really know his opinion in detail.
     -- Anonymous     
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