This story is autobiographical related against a backdrop of historical events in America and elsewhere in the world. It begins in Boston during the years of the Great Depression and the prelude to World War Two. It transports readers to distant places here and abroad ending in the political turmoil of the early 21st century. The narrative has a number of themes the most salient is "taking a stand" against violence, prejudice, and bigotry. Others entail the author's dissent against the continual deterioration of academic standards and integrity which he witnesses throughout his career as an educator and which stokes his disillusionment with academia. Highlighted in closing chapters are the corruption and electorate distrust of our political leaders, the ideological divide, and a call for the restoration of our republic: a government more representative and responsive to the electorate.
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.