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Good Intentions Paperback – June 8, 2012
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Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
"I'd call it '2084' except it feels much, much closer. Extremely clever... and chilling. Bob Zeidman takes us to what would appear to be a strange, strange land except I already live in California."
- Evan Sayet, bestselling author of The KinderGarden of Eden: How The Modern Liberal Thinks
"In Good Intentions, Bob Zeidman has created a funny yet frightening look into a future that, unfortunately, is approaching way too fast."
- Paul Gregory, Hoover Institution research fellow and author of Women of the Gulag andTerror by Quota
"Bob Zeidman's delightful dystopian fable had me alternately laughing, raging, and shaking my head at the folly of bureaucratically imposed 'equality' and 'fairness.' Don't miss it!"
- Adam Bellow, editorial director, Broadside Books and president, Liberty Island Media
About the Author
Bob Zeidman is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and film maker who is also a software engineer, parallel entrepreneur, mathematician, and expert witness. He lives in Silicon Valley where these kinds of activities are the norm. He plans on taking a little time off before his next venture, whatever that may be.
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Once you start reading "Good Intentions", you won't be able to put it down. I read it on my Kindle while flying across the country. There were times I laughed out loud at some of the crazy rules and technology developments in this new world, and other times I felt my skin crawl when I realized that some of the events in the book have already started to happen. The best books evoke a range of emotions and connection with the characters, and this book does all of that and more. This is the best political book I've read in years. Buy it, read it, and tell your friends!
Politics and Fiction? Politics IS Fiction! Why shouldn't conservative voices join in the fun? In his novel, GOOD INTENTIONS, Bob Zeidman's imagination glides over the "progressive" landscape of America with a lot of absurd situations we suffer through each day of this election season. He skewers "liberal" chestnuts like "entitlements". ENTITLEMENTS? Says who?
Says President Wilson, actually. One hundred years ago, Wilson loaded the social-minded-agenda over two terms, beginning in 1912. Back then, "progressive" ideas solved many problems -- then. How timely are these ideas today? That's a significant part of GOOD INTENTIONS, Mr. Zeidman's exciting novel about, quite simply, how do we pay for our desires (taxes), or better yet, Who pays?
Three groups of characters enter into very exciting logistics as they try to move a conservative agenda into the klieg lights. Barely veiled names peg Obama first (only)term voices with heart-felt arguments that make sense until one identifies the costs, the successes and failures of a social (socialist) agenda and money sources. In the process, Zeidman reveals weak positions on energy policy, entitlements, taxation and foreign affairs.
GOOD INTENTIONS is a wild ride and a real page-turner. Zeidman understands how to advance plot issues with cliff-hanging situations to end and begin chapters. You won't be disappointed regardless of your political stripes. Down-load a rarity in north American art -- effective fiction from a conservative perspective.
The time has come to rebel against things that merely sound good and think of their implications. This book clarifies the moments you have experienced into what sureley will become a rallying cry.
To the baricades.
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