A local author has written two books which he says offer original ideas to solve the world’s problems.
John Andrews, 60, of Great Gonerby, has written The School of Kindness and The People’s Constitution which are closely related to each other.
Mr Andrews says the first informs people about how the world really works while the second looks at how these problems can be solved.
He said: “The premise that underpins both volumes is that our planet in general, and our country in particular, is in big, big trouble. But it’s not all doom and gloom because there are solutions to this situation, solutions which could be quite easy to implement.”
He says The School of Kindness informs people how the world works because most people don’t know, and there are some painful lessons to be learned.
He said: “It holds the view that in order for our society to rescue itself from the totalitarian control of the one per cent, we must first understand how they achieve and maintain this control, and that explaining this is a kindness.
“This book has been written mainly for young people, because theirs is the generation that’s most in danger, and therefore their understanding is most important.”
The book deals with economics and something Mr Andrews calls EnMo (Enough and More) economics which says that capitalism and socialism can exist in harmony, side by side.
The second book, The People’s Constitution, puts forward a revolutionary solution which describes a completely different type of government where the population, properly informed, can directly make all the political decisions that affect their lives.
Mr Andrews added: “Both of these books are quite unique in their own ways. Both are filled with masses of thought-provoking issues and ideas, many of which are wholly original – to the best of my knowledge. School of Kindness is widely researched and referenced throughout, and a quarter of it comprises some of those references. It is a scary book. There’s no escaping that, but it’s almost impossible to communicate the information it contains without upsetting some people.
“However, to quote the singer/songwriter Jim Woodland: ‘I think you should be frightened, yes, but don’t be scared of me’.”
Mr Andrews is originally from Rhodesia and came to Grantham in 1979. He worked at Grantham JobCentre until 2003 in St Peter’s House, the building now occupied by the Grantham Journal.
He has since been researching and writing and says this is all a work in progress so he will have more material in a few years’ time.
The School of Kindness and The People’s Constitution are available to buy from the website at www.lulu.com or you can call Mr Andrews on 01476 405297.