The Debate is an exposition of the most contentious question in the world today. The Lion and the Eagle, verbal combatants in the debate, antagonize over the question in stark vocabulary and lay it... More > bare, leaving nothing uncovered. The book delves into the issue and dissects it in deep detail. In striking symbolism and bold assertions, The Debate comes close to solving the question - and some more: Does sex matter? Does love matter? Can sex wait? Can love wait?
The Debate in itself does not pledge to provide an answer, but its end is a dubious promise to do so in the persistent pertinent debate. It characterizes the raging conflict (the dilemma itself) within the individual trying to find a stand.< Less
Considering its fabric and the mood it was written in, the book is in two parts: Six chapters of fear and Six chapters of love. Partly an attack on bullying and partly an attack on the ills of... More > civilization, the first part is primarily concerned with bullying in high school; the rest is a general juvenile analogy of bullying – and other absurdities – of larger life.
Notice: This is not libelous material.< Less
Would you have known, until now, that politics, tribalism, fear, other things, are bottles?
Say, for example, that tribalism is the biggest of them, how do we get out of it?
“Okay, listen... More > up,” says Fact, “you see that there?” he says, pointing to the glass wall, “that ain’t no ordinary glass. That there won’t crack. But that don’t mean we are in a prison. We can either remain here and decide this is our own small world with its boundaries – according to your myth; or we can lift it up one side of it and crawl out, and find out there’s no boundaries, according to fact.”
“But one of us has gotta hold it while the other crawls out,” says Fact, “and when he’s out he’s gotta hold it for the other to crawl out.”
“Say, who crawls out first?” asks Myth, “I ain’t lifting it if it is not me."
“Nor I,” says Fact.
That means our first proposition was wrong. Tribalism ain’t the greatest of them bottles. Fear is.
Fear of being left behind.
And every other fear you and I have ever known.< Less