|1.||The interdependence of public affairs in the presentday world renders some form of world authority necessary in the interest of civilization.|
|2.||Such a world authority must rest on a basis of popular consent, so as to safeguard the world against tyranny.|
|3.||This calls for some sort of political community to provide such consent.|
|4.||Such a community does not exist as yet in Europe-- much less in the rest of the World Island.|
|5.||How then can a world authority be brought into existence?|
LET us now look at the issues facing Woodrow Wilson from the point of view of our specific problem--the establishment of some sort of world authority.