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Book details
  • Genre:POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SubGenre:Government / International
  • Language:English
  • Pages:208
  • eBook ISBN:9781649994356

Wrestling with Shadows

by Emanuel Pastreich

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Overview
This novel relates the mysterious, and rather outlandish, adventures of a naïve professor who is caught up in a whirlwind of mysterious events that carry him far beyond anything he ever imagined possible and then land him on the coast of a distant land. The fictional novel limns the political chaos after August, 2000 in the United States and limns the desperate battle of a handful of people to try to keep the nation from collapsing into anomy. Several events described in this novel, although known to insiders, have never been treated in print anywhere.
Description
This novel relates the mysterious, and rather outlandish, adventures of a naïve professor who is caught up in a whirlwind of mysterious events that carry him far beyond anything he ever imagined possible and then land him on the coast of a distant land. The fictional novel limns the political chaos after August, 2000 in the United States and limns the desperate battle of a handful of people to try to keep the nation from collapsing into anomy. Several events described in this novel, although known to insiders, have never been treated in print anywhere.
About the author
Emanuel Pastreich has emerged over the last two decades as the leading voice for a rational American policy in domestic policy and in diplomacy and security. He has distinguished himself as a man focused like a laser on climate and biodiversity collapse, the catastrophic impact of new technology on human society, the exponential concentration of wealth, the push for slavery by the super-rich and multinational investment banks, and the global arms race. He refuses to take money from the rich and powerful; he declines to be featured in a corrupt media and he considers the truth to be the most powerful weapon in his arsenal. He announced himself as a independent candidate for president of the United States in February, 2020 and refuses to accept the criminal results of that election. Pastreich frequently quotes the philosopher Hannah Arendt when he describes his mission in this presidential campaign, "Evil is never 'radical;' it is only extreme. It possesses neither depth nor any demonic dimension. It can overgrow and lay waste the whole world precisely because it spreads like a fungus on the surface. Evil defies thought because when thought tries to go to the roots of evil, it is frustrated, finding nothing there. That is the 'banality' of evil." Pastreich is committed to reinvent the traditions of internationalism and a democratic economy that were pursued by Eugene Debs, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Adlai Stevenson and John F. Kennedy in his writings and in his speeches. He demands today that the trillions given to multinational banks and corporations over the last two years be returned, that conglomerates like Amazon and Facebook be run as regulated cooperatives, and that the assets of fossil fuel corporations be seized immediately, and their owners and administrators charged for the criminal action of presenting fraudulent information to the government and the people concerning climate change. Pastreich started his career as a professor at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1998 as an Asia expert fluent in Korean, Japanese and Chinese. Born in Nashville, Tennessee, raised in Saint Louis, Missouri, and educated at Yale College, the University of Tokyo and Harvard University, he felt from early on that Americans must have a sophisticated understanding of Asia to respond to the challenges of the 21st century. Driven to unemployment and bankruptcy by those who wished to stop his campaign, he knows all too well the sufferings of the common man in this dark age. He want to work with you to bring light in the midst of the gathering darkness. Pastreich currently serves as president of the Asia Institute, a think tank focused on diplomacy, security and technology with offices in Washington D.C., Seoul, Tokyo and Hanoi.
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