Looking Backward from the Tricentennial:
A Timely Tale of Nonviolent Revolution

as told by Dante J. Unitas

Julian West slept through the Gandhian revolution.

Shot at a rally demanding reparations for slavery, Julian believes his life is over. To his surprise, he opens his eyes in the year 2076 and learns the United States was reborn like a phoenix following a Martin Luther King–inspired radical revolution of values! The American Union, a group of concerned citizens, used the power of nonviolence to gain control over Washington. Now, everyone has an American Union Job, a form of unconditional basic income that was instrumental in addressing King’s triple evils of poverty, racism, and militarism.

Idabee Leete, daughter of the doctor who received him, introduces him to the fast for peace—the shared self-sacrifice at the hub of the American Union. Julian’s anger, carried over from the 2020s, begins to burn away as he gains a better understanding of nonviolence. But he soon discovers that the cyclical forces of history that allowed the transformation to take place were the same forces that could have torn the nation in two. When he gets the opportunity to bring the American Union’s paradigm back to just before the 2024 election, Julian must decide: what sacrifices he is willing to make in order to bring about the best possible future for the United States?

A modern retelling of Edward Bellamy’s 19th-century classic, Looking Backward from the Tricentennial exposes the secrets of how MLK’s radical love combined with game theory can transform the Trump–Biden rematch and make the United States an innovator in 21st century collaborative democracy. Three versions of the novel are available to freely download:

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Read, decide, and tell your friends—there’s a better way to organize for political power in 2024. It does take an intention, though, and that shared intention is built around the fast for peace on the 15th of each month. If you’re willing to join the next one, add your pledge.

“The mightiest government will be rendered absolutely impotent if the people realizing their power use it in a disciplined manner and for the common good.” ~ M.K. Gandhi