Matthew Ehret: The 1648 Peace of Westphalia: A Phase Shift in Universal History

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The 1648 Peace of Westphalia: A Phase Shift in Universal History
Today’s world is shaped by a tension caused by two opposing paradigms pulling humanity into two directions. Where one is unipolar and premised around an organizing principle of “Might makes Right”, the other is multi-polar and shaped by a principle of “win-win cooperation”.

Where one is imperial- defining “value” around the material extraction of land and labor (or outright theft via usury, war and speculation), the other defines value around the creative powers of human thought driven by long-term projects that harmonize individual profit with the General Welfare.

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