“You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.”
– U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.
The AMERICAN ENTROPY TRILOGY, is a series of three sequential novels.
The term Entropy is used in the context of a measure of the disorder or randomness in a closed system, in particular, the gradual, not necessarily inevitable, steady deterioration of a system or society to collapse.
This oeuvre of 3 novels, humbly attempts to explore the causes, and possible prevention and cures of an AMERICAN ENTROPY through fictional parable. While as a novel it strives to entertain, it’s primary raison d’ etre, frankly is to inform. It is inspired by the eternal literary verity:
Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.
– Albert Camus
AMERICAN AMNESIA Book 1: 1900 – 2000 443pp – Now available on Amazon.com
The origin of the title AMERICAN AMNESIA, in this context as a metaphor for the failure of contemporary American society to be cognizant and indeed, heed the lessons of history. History is unkind to those those who abandon it, and can be especially unkind to those who make it ignominiously. It traces the history of how American democracy has become the obsequious servant of unfettered capitalism and neo-liberalism, resulting in colossal and catastrophic failures of the economy, and irreparable harms done to the middle and working class.
AMERICAN ALGORITHM Book 2: 2000 – 2004 338pp – Now available on Amazon.com
The origin of the title AMERICAN ALGORITHM, derives from the complete proliferation and increasing predominance of virtually every aspect of distinctly American culture by the computer-driven Digital Age, which utilizes algorithms to instruct the CPU(Central Processing Unit), essentially the brain of every microprocessor controlled device, including computers and “smart phones” etc. The good, the bad and yes, the very ugly of the Digital Age.
AMERICAN ANARCHY Book 3: 2008 – 2024 Spring of 2022
The title AMERICAN ANARCHY is an avatar to call out, through fictional depiction, the alarming sociological and political pandemic intended to sow discord, divisiveness, and a basic distrust of American governmental institutions. Its primary virulent vector, is unfettered, uncurated and unregulated social media platforms of the internet. It contains scenes of a graphic nature, strong language and depictions of wanton social and political deceit and obfuscation by some very rich, very smart, and very evil people—Evil Geniuses—and their assault on the American democracy.
- Existential global threat to humanity of widespread deliberate distortion of facts and disinformation promulgated on the essentially unregulated, uncurated internet through opaque social media algorithms and artificial intelligence;
- Unregulated/unfettered corporate surveillance capitalism, aided, abetted and enabled by the U.S. Government;
- Existential global threat of neo-liberalism/fascism to democratic forms of government;
- Radical right nativistic nationalism and alarming rise of populism and domestic violent extremism in America; and
- Anthropogenic Climate Change causing catastrophic Global Warming.
The TRILOGY, through fictional depiction, attempts to remind and reinforce the lessons of history, replete with inspirational, courageous acts of heroism, oftentimes against great adversity including extraordinary personal sacrifice and physical harm, to advance the cause of freedom, justice and equality.
So in someways, this is my Russian Novel—a dark, Slavic melancholy morality play, panoramic in scope with lots of characters over an ambitious time line. My contemporary take on Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel “War and Peace”…as may have been told by Mel Brooks.
Grandiose? Perhaps. Middlebrow? Probably. Pedantic? Sure. It’s a gift.
This is not a drill...
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