Doug is very much in the lineage of Ayn Rand, writing riveting prose, studded with depth and insight.
The book tells the story of Charles Knight: a young, intrepid speculator who sets out to West Africa to seal his investment in the greatest gold discovery ever. What he uncovers instead is violence and fraud—perpetrated by scientists, hitmen, psychopaths, and the U.S. government itself. The only way to strike it rich… and to save himself and those he loves…is his code of intimacy and integrity. Who says speculators can’t be moral actors in The Universe: A Love Story?
In some sense the books focuses on the archetype of the hero—the one living the mythic life—who is called to integrity. Doug’s implicit challenge is to conventional notions of integrity.
But his challenges does not lose itself in a tired moral relativism. Indeed, underneath Casey’s challenge to conventional ethics is the call to a higher integrity and even to a higher obligation, which is called forth uniquely in the life of every person. Casey in the guise of an exotic adventure demands a higher discernment and responsibility in deciding what Integrity really means.
This very exciting dialogue takes place between Center Co-Founder Marc Gafni, Doug Casey, the epic speculator, investment advisor, philosopher author and Dr Venu Julapalli, Philosopher, doctor and social visionary committed to transforming the future of medicine.