What Might a Galactic Federation Look Like?

Last week, Haim Eshed, the former Israeli Space Security Chief said that both Israel and the United States had been contacted by aliens from a Galactic Federation. More details are offered in his book, where he says the aliens insist that humanity isn’t ready for a full “first contact” yet.

This raises a lot of questions, and one of the big ones is — what would a Galactic Federation really look like? An article in the Wall Street Journal poked fun at the situation, with the author joking that he’s an alien and that space governance is “really boring.” Of…