As a Research Analyst restricted by confidentiality, I could not pass on information clarifying an issue or exposing outright misuse of data by political interests. That would constitute lobbying, so fiction about such unlikely characters as Russ Limpaw, Clay Raven, Robert Patson and Sarah Cold can tell the story. As an analyst, I believe that a writer should not be neutral, but truthful. As a retired historian, I saw danger signs of Evaporation of E-wealth, collapse of the housing market, Emergence of what I called "the Ultras", a far right faction that seizes control of the Republican party through an angry, uninformed and misinformed electorate.
Those who want a glimpse at the inner workings of power politics. Almost political science-fiction, about survival in a catastrophic collapse of society. Those who have lost faith in representative democracy or want to understand what is happening in Republican politics.
I hope to show the importance of faith in the democratic institutions of the miracle of self-government. I hope this view of the descent into anarchy will serve to restore people’s faith in representative government.
The importance of journalism is to be truthful, rather than neutral.
The shear believability of a small faction taking control of a major political party. Tax Revolt predicted the rise of the Tea Party by six months.