Two principal meanings exist, neither of which implies either promotion of world government, nor undermining of national loyalties:< 1. Applying a kind of knowledge -- an attitude -- that leads the people of every nation to feel friendliness towards the people of other nations and to cooperate in international enterprises. This is a sympathetic understanding, implying a favourable attitude conducive to mutual accord, of which cooperative and peaceful relations are held to be a natural consequence.
2. Developing an objective attitude, a sober comprehension of the behaviour of other people, whether friends or enemies. This is objective intellectual understanding which may render the points of disagreement clearer, and in some cases fewer.