Title: The Failed Experiment
Author: Mart Grams
Genre: Social Science/Ethnic Studies
PURCHASE HEREI've written 6 books so far and each has a different source of inspiration. Textbooks are very good today, or college professors charge a literal arm and leg to boost their incomes. I want mine to be read for cheap. This last book The Failed Experiment was thrown upon be by dysfunction in today's congress, elections, and political discourse. We need informed politicians that have read and understand constitutional law and history; they're no longer taught at Harvard. We must do better.
How did you come up with the title of your book?
About 20 years ago, I wrote a textbook for my students called the Great Experiment, a to-the-point text of the history and foundations of the Constitution. One day a student asked if I was giving them the truth or what I wanted the truth to be. Since then, I've watched the decay and disformation of that great experiment of man's self-rule. This is not your grandfather's civics book.
What is your writing environment like?
Frankly, Jazz, Blues, or R&B with a glass of COLD bourbon in my study. Post-it notes everywhere, slips of paper with lines "directing traffic," and piles of crumpled paper.
What are some of the best tools available today for writers?
Grammarly I use because I can't spell, and I type slower than I "write" in my head. A PDF reader and converter for documents, a good copy editor. Got to have a great search-engine.
What inspires you to write?
Did you learn anything while writing this book?
The extent of discontent among voters and officeholders for our system. Many say it's failed. The depth of the "Deep State" that Hamilton created, and the lengths it will go to control the sheep. And this book was done before the current "Spygate" corruption.
What is your favorite quality about yourself?
Survival! After 35 years with my best friend, she passed away in August of last year. Her perseverance in all things until the end has kept me inspired.
Married, two sons, had to endure sons to get granddaughters, 30 years of teaching in northern Wisconsin. Written three previous books: The Great Experiment, Economics for the Remnant, Words My Grandfather Gave Me, a fanatic of the American Dream, lives in small town with his wife Linda and their two cats, Miss Bailey and Stumpy.