The Capitol Expressway
By: Richard Siciliano
About the Book
The Capitol Expressway is a fantasy retelling of the unending struggle between John Locke and Thomas Hobbes for the civilized soul. In the Aquarian Age, individualism, the source of all evil, has been replaced by social cooperation, resulting in equality, peace, and harmony. Rehabilitation has replaced punishment. Yet for some reason, God keeps sending babies on earth who are unique individuals and who grow up wishing to express themselves as such.
How can a perfect society protect itself from this danger? Perhaps by redefining what it means to be human. Fetuses are aborted and the elderly are euthanized. Both are considered non-violent procedures. Why shouldn’t those who are cancerous to society be eliminated as well?
This is the story of a government administrator who cannot define the difference between cowardice and bravery in a society in which there are no enemies, who is torn by his desires and the advantages that the society his given him, and who is unable to decide whether goodness resides in himself or in heaven, until love answers those questions for him.
About the Author
Richard Siciliano was born and raised in Connecticut. He was an anti-war and community activist and spent many years working for social services agencies. He now lives in a small town in Northern California.
(2019, Paperback, 162 pages)