10/01/2009

a bureaucracy experiment

A kind of bureaucracy-fiction of the way, europe's political and economical leadership think about society is contained in this novel. The author, a well known sci-fi writer and physicist, condensed in it his impressions from a stay in a university housing the most influential thinking-school for future bureaucrats. An aquaintance made an experiment out of it: When some of his friends wondered if they should offer themself as think tank for problem analysis/solving in politics and business, but the idea got stuck, he renamed it after the novel and sent leading politicians a brochure with rhetorics after that sci-fi. "Just to see what happens", he said. Something did happen...