In the name of safety, equality, and happiness, nothing is left untouched: "Scientists, Bureaucrats, Legislators – Experts Planning the Perfect Society."
(PRWEB) April 15, 2012
Although author Ramy Christopher Tadros spent most of his life working in various scientific fields and researching and writing public policy, during his free time he investigated the rise of radical ideologies in politics and the decline of the democratic process in the West. He now taps those experiences in the first book of a planned fictional series that speculates on what the future may hold for society. The first book is titled "Coptic Spring (Regression, #1)" and it is written from the perspective of a forlorn subject, who stumbles upon a terrifying state project.
Tadros drew from his many investigations and work experiences to develop the plot ideas. "The evidence all points in one direction," the author said. "Conformity, less freedom, more rules and regulations – this is our future. The people will be less self-sufficient and more dependent on the state."
He was also attracted to the rise of scientism and collectivism in politics. "Many politicians invoke evidence-based research or the collective good to stifle public debate and justify unilateral state action. But a few politicians go further and claim unique expertise or the moral high ground. It is sad when citizens believe such piffle and then hand the state extraordinary powers in the name of progress, security, equality, and social justice."
The series will capture the bleakness of a dystopia where one state, the Occidental Union, rules the world. Although the physical existence is wretched and draining, hope still manages to sprout from an unexpected source.
Ramy Christopher Tadros has written one nonfiction book, "Understanding a Wager," which became a bestselling e-book. He lives in Australia and enjoys the freedoms of sun, surf, and sand.
From the back cover of the book:
The Occidental Union rules the world. A stifling ideology combining scientism with collectivism is embraced as the ultimate solution to all of society's troubles and as the cure to the problem of individuality. In the name of safety, equality, and happiness, nothing is left untouched: "Scientists, Bureaucrats, Legislators – Experts Planning the Perfect Society."
But reality differs from the State-forged statistics, and the State-planned society is not perfect. The new serfs live in a world where one State, one company, and one trade union drain the life out of them, while State-nurtured mobs, the State's Spawn, terrify them into submission. No hope exists. Darkness shrouds everything.
In book one of this four-book series, a serf stumbles upon a terrifying secret while visiting the last State-free bastion in the Occidental Union: the Coptic Territories. Although life was dismal before, the nightmare is just starting.