The Hot Springs of America
This speculative novel paints a picture of what could happen to the USA, and the world, if the separation of church and state were to break down more than it already has. Fundamentalist Christianity has repeatedly signaled how intolerant and punitive it would be if it had the political power to do so. For instance, one influential Republican politician has said being an abortion provider should be a capital offense.
Jane Austen said a novel should “explore possibilities for living.” This novel does so by presenting a model for a better future and by showing how, when society is at its nadir, people can work together to achieve a new level of freedom. It has a vison for a society that is both sustainable for the planet, and sustaining for the people who live on it. I hope it will inspire people to think in their own creative ways about the challenges we face.
When asked what he thought of “Western Civilization,” Gandhi said he thought it would be a good idea. We certainly need to think about how our western society can become more civilized. The Hot Springs of America is offered to prevoke thought in this area. It is also a good story, with engaging characters and great adventure. I believe you will enjoy reading every one of its 18 chapters! Get a taste of it by reading a whole chapter from it for free at this website: Read a chapter of this novel for free!
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Chapter 1 - Terrorist Attack