This book is in the form of an imagined dialogue in which author A.L. Kitselman answers questions, argues and provokes to deepen the reader's understanding of all the issues explored throughout. Kitselman challenges the impact vested interests on modern scientific research and mathematics as well as exploring the limitations of all modern forms of government.First published in 1962. the themes explored as just as relevant today.
From the back cover:
If you feel that the world is a mess, and that perhaps you, too, are a mess -- welcome
A democracy is governed by persons who are elected by the average and the foolish and perhaps a few of the wise. Such people are sometimes called 'the People's Choice'
It seems to me that a large majority of the citizens in any country are actively dissatisfied with the way things are being 'run'; with present governments, discontent seems to be the rule, rather than the exception. As I think about all this I find myself amazed that I and all the other people in the world have put up with such childish forms of government for so long.
How could we have been so stupid?