All the series introductions posted here are late draft versions. Although there is a common theme that runs throughout, each introduction is Volume specific.

Introduction to the Series: Volume 1


In one form or another, these project has taken shape over several decades. While what needed to be done was clear at each stage of this long-term reflective enterprise, the final shape only started to emerge over time. It is only now, when it seems necessary to reflect back on the entire process and in hindsight give meaning to it all that this series of books came into being.


Although crude in many ways, and certainly requiring the expert hands of a knowledgeable editor, these books lay out what has been accomplished. Do with it what you will.


Russell C. Baker

August 31, 2019

The Project: Series Introduction

An Emergent Cosmopolis