The 15% Solution: How the Republican Religious Right Took Control of the U.S., 1981-2022: A Futuristic Novel
By Steven Jonas
(Punto Press, Winter 2013, Revised and Expanded Edition)
NOTE: Advanced excerpts of this book have been published by the author on various venues, including Truthout.org, The Greanville Post and other sites. See for example, The 15% Solution, Serialization, 8th Installment: Chapter Seven 2005: The Morality Amendment. For more details contact the author or the publisher.
Reminiscent of It Can Happen Here and The Iron Heel, the 15% Solution, a complex novel about a likely future in the US, warns us eloquently about the dangers of religious fascism in the new world—a threat at present firmly encapsulated in the new Republican Party. The author visualizes a gradual takeover of the American government by Christian zealots and their prompt annihilation of the American Constitution, all perfectly prefigured in these fanatics’ own declarations. A number of American sociologists, historians and journalists have argued that American Christofascism is an old phenomenon in the United States, a nation born out of transplanted religious fervor. Chris Hedges, among others, has persuasively shown that religious authoritarianism first reared its head during the Great Depression, suggesting that the tendency is latent in American culture, and, like a dormant virus, can be detonated by profound social dislocations. In Steven Jonas’ view, the demise of what remains of American democracy is a long announced political cataclysm, but, inexplicably, the alarms continue to fall on deaf ears. Packaged as fiction, this volume is a serious new effort to shake the population out of its lethargy before time for effective action runs out.—Branford Perry, Blitz Reviews, The Greanville Post
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