Will Changes in Society Erode American Democracy?

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Author W. Clark Boutwell highlights how age, faith and ideologies could shape the nation in new book.

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If we have no history, how long shall we have a future?

According to a recent Gallup poll, 73 percent of Americans “say the state of moral values in the United States is getting worse.” This includes views associated with dishonestly in government as well as shifting religious beliefs.

The changing landscape of America’s attitudes toward political and societal matters prompted W. Clark Boutwell to write the sci-fi novel, “Outland Exile.” In his book, Boutwell highlights a future America that is divided by age, faith and political ideology.

“There is tension between the changing society and the democracy which produced it,” Boutwell said. “It is inevitable that any balance there will eventually fail.”

By exploring current societal trends through fiction, Boutwell aims to demonstrate how these tensions could create a future America.

“It is possible that humans are one generation away from chaos,” Boutwell said. “If we have no history, how long shall we have a future?”

Outland Exile
By W. Clark Boutwell
ISBN: 978-1-4917-7565-3
Available in e-book and softcover
Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the author
W. Clark Boutwell is a board-certified neonatologist, specializing in the care of newborn infants. He received a doctorate in medicine from Northwestern University. In his free time, he enjoys backpacking and climbing. Boutwell resides in Montgomery with his wife, who is a physician.

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