Our Global Neighborhood
Our Global Neighborhood is the report of the Commission on Global Governance, issued in 1995, advancing the view that nations are interdependent and calling for a strengthened United Nations. It was vigorously criticized by The New American magazine, John Birch Society, and other advocates of national sovereignty. In Toward Genuine Global Governance: Critical Reactions to "Our Global Neighborhood", Harris, Errol E. and Yunker, James A. assembled a set of nine essays by world federalists expressing their disappointment in the report.
The report was also criticized by gun rights activists for language that seemed to disparage the right of citizens to own guns for self-defense:
- Militarization today not only involves governments spending more than necessary to build up their military arsenals. It has increasingly become a global societal phenomenon, as witnessed by the rampant acquisition and use of increasingly lethal weapons by civilians — whether individuals seeking a means of self-defense, street gangs, criminals, political opposition groups, or terrorist organizations.
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