The book, KALOS, appears now on the Internet Web domain of the Grazian Archive, www.grazian-archive.com. It is unchanged from the Bombay Edition of 1973, which in turn reflected the incipient reolution of the nineteen-sixties among students and intelligentsia around the world. In the generation since then, the structure of the world has changed somewhat, with the disassembly of the Soviet Union, yet in no fundamental respects. The Chinese government has waxed by controlled liberal policies and the winning of Hongkong. Whereas the world as a whole, and without exception in the smallest unit of government, has been increasingly globalized, the opposition to world government, that is, a planned respectful benevolent and beneficent reduction in the demand for sovereignty and a care for the needs of the majority of the world's people who are deprived of vital necessities of welfare, and/or of liberty of movement and expression, and of effective advocacy at the head of governments, has not substantially been provided. Problems of many types have worsened - climatic disturbances, population crowding and urban disorder, fanatic religious groups, crime, certain diseases, genocide, for example. Other problems have eased - famine in China, India and other places but not everywhere, progress has been made in certain fields of medicine. Most important of all developments has been the liberalization or democratization of many countries on all continents, letting the benefits of capital and labor slip out of the clutches of bureaucrats and bosses. The coming of the Internet and its namesake, the Web, has meant an uncontrollable extension of the freedom of expression around the world. The Net is an unconsciously operative deliverer of news, wants, ideas, friendships, scandal, scientific knowledge, organizing power, and practical knowledge to all parts of society and throughout the globe. Govrnments have been finding it difficult to block the exasperating liberties of the Web without committing technological and administrative suicide. The dream of the politists of world governance, of the kalisti following the program of Kalos, is to use the Web to expand the ever more acceptable ideas of Kalos into an intercommunicating and ever-strengthening public force around the world.
Alfred de Grazia
Island of Naxos, Greece 11 September 2000
After several years during which Kalos has circulated in fugitive form, the popular Book Depot is printing the treatise in a large edition with the support of a group of Indian friends. I wish to thank especially Romesh Shah, Damji Merchant, and Manmohan Bhatkal.
*"What you write with a pen, you can't chop out with an ax" (Russian Proverb)
Throughout the writing of Kalos, I bore in mind an idea of universal equality, What was to be good for the united States was to be good for India and vice versa. Or let us say, if somewhere in this book there is found some passage biased in favor of some group, class, or nation and to the disadvantage of humanity, then that passage is in error.
March 12, 1973
Alfred de Grazia