Man sets for himself ever more daring tasks. He hopes to create primitive life forms; he hopes to land on Mars.; he hopes to dwell in Antartica; he hopes to eradicate cancers; he hopes to make computers do much of his routine thinking; these hopes and many more, are indeed partially fulfilled.
But the most engrossing task is yet to come. That is world revolution. By "World revolution" we mean a massive beneficial social change around the world in one generation. Such a revolution is nothing else but the imparting of decent order to the present chaos.
Thoughts of the greatest changes should not frighten and freeze mankind. Unmotivated,uncontrolled, and unguided,still man is already changing greatly. All things are in flux, said Thales in the ancient beginnings of philosophy; all things are in flux, because all things are full of gods.
Change is of the essence of things; directed change in the greatest challenge of the future. This book is a study of man's troubles, a vision of his possibilites, and a design to supply his needs. It seeks to orient the activist, and to reassure and enthuse the people. Its approach ranges from microscopic to macroscopic; its method is empirical and operational; and its purpose is to prescribe the political tactics of the coming fifty years within our general utopian strategy.
In this age, the pennant of "democracy" flaps uselessly over dictatorial, conspirational, exploitative, quiescent, and maladroit regimes. Political scientists must use the term frivolously since it has long been known that it refers to both nothing and everything,even though the skies resound with claims to it. Very little is agreed about a government that is of the people, by the people, and for the people. So our idea of the good is summed up in the word"Kalos," and democracy is to us "Kalocracy"- the good regime. To bring about "good democracy" in the world is the purpose of this tract on the Kalotic Revolution.
Look around at most human organizations and activities today; in them, willing or not, people are doing a bit to make the world worse. This immense tragedy must be reversed: everyone will do a bit to make the world better! That is Kalos.