- Paperback: 462 pages
- Publisher: Whitmore Pub Co; First Edition edition (May 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1878260014
- ISBN-13: 978-1878260017
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,026,368 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The best political advice I can give to my fellow Americans at this time, is never again to vote for a Democrat, almost all of whom are actively involved in turning the United States into a socialistic democracy, subject to Majority Rule. Vote solely for the best candidates who advocate libertarian principles, and have some reasonable chance of being elected. He or she may not be a member of the Libertarian Party. He or she might be a Republican, although this probability is low. But he or she will never be a member of the Democratic Party or the other parties, such as the Greens, who also advocate Socialism. Almost nothing is worse than Socialism for destroying the creativity of a nation."
Book is very broad-based in its inquiries, but ties all fields together well. Of interest is how Garcia relates ethics, human knowledge and biological systems to politics. Garcia takes the position that Spinoza has been misinterpreted by Locke, Hume, Hegel, Rousseau, Marx and others leading to fallacies in both democratic capitalism and communism. Garcia says that in the West FREEDOM should NOT be the ultimate goal of a political system. The pursuit of freedom (or liberty) is why all our political systems have failed and are continuing to fail. In communist countries the goal of equally distributed materialism fails because creativity is inevitably suppressed by the central-planning state. In all cases, the goal should be maximizing CREATIVITY not freedom. Garcia says that, while freedom is necessary for creativity, it is not sufficient. A bunch of people sitting around with endless freedom will not necessarily be very creative. The book goes into what else is necessary for creativity to flourish.
This is a must-read book for the specialist who is not as creative as he would like to be or the generalist who would like to better understand why and how specialists invalidate Renaissance men. It's also a must-read book for anyone who wants to study and better understand the age-old argument/relationship between EXPERIENCE, REASON and INTUITION.
I am not yet finished this book, so may have more on this after I get some sleep.
I would like to support this book being reprinted or republished. Does anyone reading this know who currently owns the rights or the text file from which the book was printed. Since John Garcia's recent death the publishers' phone numbers printed in the book are no longer valid. ...