In “The World Set Free,” H.G. Wells takes a science fictional look at the future, where if world peace is to be attained through labour internationalism, it will have to be at the price of complete social and economic reconstruction. But first comes a phase of revolution – violent, very bloody, and prolonged, which in the end may fail to achieve anything but social destruction . . .
“The World Set Free” is a vision of highly educated and highly favoured leading and ruling men, voluntarily setting themselves to the task of reshaping the world.