Book Review-The New World Order-Robert Smith | Miki's Hope

Book Review-The New World Order-Robert Smith

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

I read a book many years ago now that foretold of almost exactly what is going on in our present day. I don't remember the title of the book or the author (if anyone remembers please write it in the comments!!). What I do remember is that the United States was then called "The Corporate States of America" and there were cars that drove themselves as a matter of course. Although not by the same author this novel of a possible future almost follows that book.

This novel takes place in the not too distant future, I may even still be alive (77 in 2027) That future is based on events in the news right now. Will it take what happens in this book to save all of us from the greed and corruption that seems to be swallowing us whole? Will that even be enough--or will it too get corrupted. The ending is open---

I read this in one sitting but not sure everyone could do that. It really depends on your world view!

About the Book:(from Amazon)

Our novel starts in the year 2027 where the ramifications of the twin political apocalypses of 2016, Brexit and the election of Donald Trump have left their mark, both on society and on the economies of those respective countries. Daniel Day, an Englishman who is forced to work overseas due to the declining British economy, visualizes an idea for a better world.

He questions why democracy has failed so badly and sets out to develop “Modern Democracy,” a computer-based system that can manage a nation's economy using the Intuitive Technology available by the year 2027, a technology that can interact with voters in a manner not possible in the past. The system he designs understands the complex economies of countries in a way that politicians are failing to do and his system is designed to act in a predictive and logical manner driving economies forward.

Securing backing from Jasper Sigurdsen of Icelandic IT, they set out to make this concept a reality. Trialed first in Iceland and then memorably introduced to Africa by Ruth Onwuatuegwa, the Modern Democracy system proves itself, gradually gaining adherents around the world

Africa is inspired by Ruth Onwuatuegwa and Masozi, daughter of the President of Namibia. Together with Melissa Sigurdsen, they market Modern Democracy, first in Africa and then throughout the world.

The world's richest man is murdered as the uber-rich start to question their financial dominance and this leads to a further development, Modern Capitalism inspired by Marcus Delavane, a partner in that infamous game of golf, who questions his wealth and his existence, and adds his financial software to that of Modern Democracy.

The result is Modern Capitalism, an assault on the “three evils” of capitalism; tax avoidance, tax evasion, and corruption. Amidst all this; Vladimir Putin dies and the “Great Revolution” takes place within Russia, America fails to recognize change, South-East Asia takes a long hard look at itself, and Great Britain re-joins the European Union after being a pariah for many years.

The Courtney Black trial, the lady who hit the world's richest man, William DeVine in the back of the head with her sand iron, inadvertently starts the “Burn the Boats” campaign where the yachts of the mega-rich are set alight while docked in port. The wealth gap is exposed as never before.

As the world wakes up to the disparity in wealth, not only between rich and poor, but between the mega-rich and the richest people in the world there is an opportunity to restructure the world in a fairer way. It is an opportunity that Marcus Delavane takes.

60,000 increasingly fast-paced words that involve live conversations, the media via live streaming, talk shows, presentations, and discussions as the story moves around the world to its inevitable conclusion; The New World Order.

Read a chapter or two here

Purchase the Book Here

About the Author: (from Amazon)

Robert Smith retired to Thailand from England in 2011 following a career in logistics, both in operations and in lecturing. He specialized in delivering Professional Courses such as the Institute of Export and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply to mature students working in related business areas. During this time he wrote and contributed in many business publications and felt a strong desire to write a book when the time was available.

On getting married and retiring to Phitsanulok in North-Central Thailand he had the time to pursue a writing career. An avid reader of fiction by such writers as C.J Sansom, Paul Doherty, Peter Tremayne, Susan Gregory and Edward Rutherford he was steeped in historical fiction and it was this genre he started to write in. He self-published his first book “1809; The Year They Freed the Slaves” in April 2014 under the pen name Jack Lourens, deeming Robert Smith as too boring!

With no experience or established track record in writing novels, and living far away from the publishing hubs of America and Europe, he recognized the need to develop as a writer. His chosen route was by self-publishing, and by gaining the invaluable feedback that route provides, he was able to learn and develop as a writer. Having said that his first book “1809; The Year They Freed the Slaves” met with some initial success before gradually slipping, as most books self-published books do, slowly into Internet oblivion. This was followed by the sequel “The Georgia Secession.” The story of the years that followed the freeing of the slaves. It was very well received by those who read it.

A number of books followed in the following years with an occasional change in the genre including science fiction in “The Annunaki” and future fiction in “The Pastor, The Atheist, and The Unbeliever”. It was curiosity about the country he was now living in that changed his focus.


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Scott said...

Sounds like an interesting read. I hope the world doesn't turn out like he suggests - I like to believe we'll find a way out of it before then!

Gladys Parker said...

My son would love to read this. I may even purchase him one as he is thrilled by books such as Nostradamus and the like. I, on the other hand do not wish to see a post Trump world where the rich are richer and the poorer barely exist. I believe we owe our older generation and should care for the weak and poor. Not the lazy though. I pray for our world to be kinder and loving.

Jacqui Odell said...

This sounds like a book my husband would like. He is really into history and learning anything and everything about it.

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