When Plato admonishes us to pay attention to what our political leaders are up to, lest we fall victim to their machinations, he might be thinking of one of the characters in my novel-in-progress. What does this character plan to do that he is not letting on?
The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.Plato
Can Congress really bribe the public with the public’s money? What about a public-private partnership?
The American Revolution will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s moneyAlexis de Tocqueville
This is your first hint about the upcoming novel. To paraphrase Eric Hoffer: noble cause becomes a business becomes a racket. The characters grapple with the question-has someone among them gone rogue? The answer will astound you.
“Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” -Eric Hoffer