By Susan R. Matthews
Under Jurisdiction sequence, ebook 4
Bench Intelligence professional Garol Vogel is one among an elite few chartered through the Bench to uphold the guideline of legislation in any way he sees healthy, to rewrite coverage, assassinate corrupt officers, and topple planetary governments at his discretion.
His so much valuable success used to be the amnesty he brokered for the Langsarik rebels. yet an individual is raiding depot stations within the scarf of Rikavie round Port Charid, torturing and murdering with unparalleled savagery. Vogel understands the Langsariks are blameless, yet who will be responsible, and the way can he hinder a Judicial crime of awful proportions?
Garol Vogel reveals the reply at the flawed facet of the Judicial order he’s served faithfully all his existence, and as soon as he units foot on a direction of subversion and sabotage there'll be no going again for him, ceaselessly.
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In Brave New World, on the other hand, all are permitted to indulge their sexual impulses without let or hindrance. The society described in Orwells fable is a society permanently at war, and the aim of its rulers is first, of course, to exercise power for its own delightful sake and, second, to keep their subjects in that state of constant tension which a state of constant war demands of those who wage it. By crusading against sexuality the bosses are able to maintain the required tension in their followers and at the same time can satisfy their lust for power in a most gratifying way.
Lead us not into temptation,” we pray-and with good reason; for when human beings are tempted too enticingly or too long, they generally yield. A democratic constitution is a device for preventing the local rulers from yielding to those particularly dangerous temptations that arise when too much power is concentrated in too few hands. Such a constitution works pretty well where, as in Britain or the United States, there is a traditional respect for constitutional procedures. Where the republican or limited monarchical tradition is weak, the best of constitutions will not prevent ambitious politicians from succumbing with glee and gusto to the temptations of power.
So far as the masses of mankind are concerned, the coming time will not be the Space Age; it will be the Age of Over-population. We can parody the words of the old song and ask, Will the space that you’re so rich in Light a fire in the kitchen, Or the little god of space turn the spit, spit, spit? The answer, it is obvious, is in the negative. A settlement on the moon may be of some military advantage to the nation that does the settling. But it will do nothing whatever to make life more tolerable, during the fifty years that it will take our present population to double, for the earth’s undernourished and proliferating billions.
Angel of Destruction (Under Jurisdiction, Book 4) by Susan R. Matthews