An International Morality?
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The Covenant of the League of Nations and the Charter of the United Nations both assumed, as did the unesco Constitution, the relevance of moral norms to international life. The Moralist outlook is most deeply embedded in the Anglo-American tradition of international thought. Indeed, one of the main aims of moralists is to give moral precepts legal status in the hope that thereby they will become more effectively binding on the behaviour of states. The ideologues of the Communist persuasion seek, of course, radically to transform the present international society. Their moral goal is to refashion the world in the image of the proletariat. Marxist ideology is universalist in its claims. It postulates the absolute unity of mankind as an ideal; as yet there is only potential solidarity, but full solidarity will be realized when the proletarian revolution has triumphed.