| A NOVEL OF the Near Future and Perhaps a Better Way by Cap Parlier. Prohibition will never work in a free society; freedom must be sacrificed to make prohibition to work. Indulgence offers an intriguing glimpse into what might be a better way of dealing with psychotropic substance consumption. The substances are not new, but the societal trauma of the Vietnam War era and perhaps prohibition itself seemed to have stimulated and expanded consumption.
In the near future, a beautiful courtesan, a determined detective, an attorney's troubled wife, and a precocious teenager test the limits of a world somewhat different than our own. They probe the boundaries of the new laws that show us what might be or could be different. Their society tries to handle an unquenchable demand for drugs that offer benefits and temptations to people with diverse private reasons and needs. The reforms in the law implement an array of changes including the strict regulation of specified controlled substances, the retail sales to adult citizens, and the establishment of what are called indulgence camps. These state-sponsored facilities are what their name implies—indulgences of consumption for those so inclined in exchange for their removal from peaceful, law-abiding society.
Wrapped around these dramatic changes in drug policy is a primal effort to remove the government from our private lives and choices. The new government focuses on the public domain while respecting every citizen’s fundamental right to privacy and freedom of choice—an enlightened tomorrow.t
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Parlier, Cap. Indulgence. Solvang, CA: Saint Gaudens Press, 2021.
Library of Congress Catalog Number: 2021-941913.
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