Author Archives: Hestal

The True State of the Union

It was heartbreaking to watch last night’s State of the Union Address, and to see the childish behavior of the two tribes who hold enough power between them to  save our planet or, and this is more likely, to destroy … Continue reading

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Sample Chapters

Copyrighted material: I believe the files are downloadable. The tables did not land in the right position but they are correct. This is the link for Chapter 6, Tyranno-Capitalism our current system of economics. sample chapter 6 tyranno-capitalism This is … Continue reading

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Is the triumph over global warming inevitable?

On December 8, 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt addressed Congress. He said: “Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” … Continue reading

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In order to understand America, we must first decode it.

Here is Merriam-Webster’s definition of the transitive verb, “decode:” To convert something into intelligible form. To recognize and interpret something. To decipher something. To discover the underlying meaning of something. Webster’s Third International New Dictionary has this additional definition: To … Continue reading

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How the book, Faction-Free Democracy, and the ideas it contains, came to be.

The Founding Fathers started three things: two were intentional and the third was unintentional. They wanted to separate from Great Britain, so they started the Revolutionary War. They were successful and the United States of America became an independent nation. … Continue reading

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Faction-Free Democracy

 For me, the writing of this book has been a long struggle of escape from habitual modes of thought and expression—and so it must be for the reader. The new ideas expressed here are extremely simple and should be obvious. … Continue reading

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Our system of government is a republic, and it is fatally flawed.

In history’s long train of national governments, when tyrants, kings, queens, emperors, empresses, and the like, held transformative power, life-and-death power, over the people of their nations, the appearance of Athenian democracy was a signal event—an event not average or … Continue reading

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Cover Draft

This the most recent draft version of my book: Faction-Free Democracy. 36353772_Cover Proof.3514847  

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Seven Superior Ideas of Athenian Democracy

For more than 150 years, historians have understood that Athenian democracy was a success. For example, the Encyclopedia Britannica wrote a brief summary about the Athenian people and their government. It began with a recitation of the criticisms that some … Continue reading

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