This story, based on real events, shows how an unscrupulous corporation, aligned with corrupt politicians, exploits a natural catastrophe to take over an island whose population has been living a harmonious life with the aim of converting the island into a resort for rich international tourists.
In 1968 the “great enemy” was the Soviet Union. Today the identity of the “enemy” has been modified and expanded, but the mindset is much the same. In this book the conservative young man changes his outlook after political experiences, We need that to happen today more than ever.
What could the Aborigines of Australia do against the European invasions of the first two centuries? Resistance rarely lasted long. The most spectacular resistance was the one portrayed in the novel “Soaring With Cockatoos”.
Today journalists, whose role in society is crucial, are under threat even in countries that claim they are democratic. Germany between the wars saw that clash of journalists and men of power. We know who won, but the struggle of men like Kurt Lenz was heroic. His motto was the same as the title of this story.
“God Has No Church” is an adventure story, but there is discussion of religion. One of the main characters is a Catholic priest disillusioned with his old faith, but he has found a more universalistic belief.
It is too early to describe the family as a failed institution. Family members are after all the closest people to us, even if they think and act in ways we do not like. In most cases family solidarity is one of our strengths. Read about that in “The Photo Album”.
“Fatal Empires” presents a panorama of life in the 19th century when colonialism was at its height. We meet the rich elite in the colony of Queensland/Australia and the Stone Age people on Pacific islands. The main character is a scientist who fights for the rights of the doomed “natives”.