“VESSELS OF RAGE ENGINES OF POWER” is a book written by James Graham about the damage caused by alcoholism: human behavior at its ugliest and most frightening. In its pages parents rage at frightened defenseless children. World famous literary lions use their writing talent to malign their innocent parents. Trusted intelligence officers betray their country's secrets and a powerful spy-catcher willfully and wrongly accuses his loyal colleagues of treachery. Political scoundrels malign exemplarity public servants. Modern serial killers entice victims into lethal traps. Ancient tyrants torture and slaughter thousands of their subjects.
He postulates that cancer killed uncountable numbers of immature animals and concludes that the resulting accumulation of defenses against the disease enabled the emergence of complexity. In all evolving animal lineages selection favored utmost precision in the construction of all cells in order to avoid death of the organism resulting from imprecision in a single cell. This imperative of exactness at the level of individual somatic cells permitted the emergence of complex tissue, organs and organisms.
This was a book review that I did not write. There’s a link at the start of my blog for more information on the book and how to get it. Graham wrote a wonderful, insightful book and it’s a great read for people wanting to look into the secret of alcoholism and the wheels of thought that turn into rage and power. Power that can be destructible!