Developing Carl Schmitt’s reflection on the power of the elements, Vegetti identifies in the advent of aerial spatiality the onset of a true spatial revolution, which through aviation, electromagnetic waves, satellite telecommunication systems, space travel and internet has shaped our global world and its great spatial issues. The author studies the effects attributable to this profound historical transition from a genealogical point of view. These effects are of a political and social order, but also an anthropological one, since the metamorphosis of space demands an overall reorientation of the relationship between the subject and the world to which it belongs. From this perspective, the book interrogates the crisis of statehood as modernity has known it, and the birth of a new global order still in search of itself.