World Union of Culpa Innata: So unique yet so familiar
One of the editorial reviewers of Culpa Innata said that “What also sets this novel apart is the wonderful world the writer has created, which is unique enough to make us wonder, and yet familiar enough to have real-world lessons for readers.” This is an excellent way to sum up Culpa Innata’s World
Union… And it’s not as far from us as one might think. Just think about the current financial fluctuations in the globe, and how a break-up of the European Union project was unimaginable only five years ago.
Furthermore, in the post-modern era of the World Union, all of the hotly debated issues of today’s modern world are solved. From abortion to the educational system, from failing marriages to child raising, from inflation to job markets. The World Union, a global power that arises in the aftermath of a devastating Global Financial Meltdown, is neither a nation state, nor a country in the conventional meaning of the word. It claims to be a free trade area with no traditional governing bodies. It has no central bureaucracy, no president, no government, yet there is an unprecedented level of public peace. Public service is entirely voluntary, as there are no taxes. On the other hand, everything from armed forces to foreign policy is outsourced. Guidelines of powerful civil organizations determine the contemporary norms. The standing of a person in the society is determined by her Human Development Index, and anyone who can improve this number above a certain level has the right to live in the World Union. In a sense, the World Union is a members only club, where a member is expected perform according to the norms of the club and pay its dues. Otherwise she is expelled.
Expelled to one of those rogue nation states. The creators of this World Union have done an excellent job in their diagnosis of deeply rooted modern problems. And their prognosis… Well, their prognosis is radical and revolutionary, but nonetheless fully compatible with universal human rights, at the cost of an “innate sin”.
The “how” is within the pages of Culpa Innata, waiting to be discovered!