“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”
Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Ed's book review
When I'm in the car I generally listen to audio books that I've downloaded using the Overdrive app., on my phone. Currently I'm listening to "The Immortality Factor" by Ben Bova, one of my favorite sci-fi writers.
It's about the ethical, religious, moral, and medical questions that arise when near-future scientists learn how to regenerate organs in vivo, essentially granting humans unnaturally long life. The plot is interestingly interwoven with a Randian subtext of objectivism and private self-interest.
It's a terrific story that makes you address these issues yourself. It's also available in hard copy for you old timers who like turning pages manually.