An individual with defects lives in civilization that also has defects. Gradually, the individual becomes somewhat less defective. As a result, he gradually figures out what it would take for the civilization to also become somewhat less defective. This is also a book about a book. It brings to light an ancient tome (from the 1990’s) that has been hidden in the mists of obscurity. It is an ancient tome that has unparalleled relevance in a world that is currently filled with demagogues and trolls and populist nonsense. Read on to see how the individual with defects attempts to dust it off and shine a light on it.