This satirical novel traces the odyssey of a High Court Justice who involuntarily switches from Conservative to Liberal every few days, riling his Brethren, lawyers, the press and wide swaths of the Republic's citizens. More
Is he Liberal? Or is he Conservative? The highest judge in the land can't make up his mind.
After languishing in The Depository for Foundlings and other Discarded Children, Leonard Zweig is adopted by staunch Conservative lawyer Milton and pious Liberal lawyer Miriam Zweig.
When the Zweigs launch a secret program to indoctrinate Leonard in the dogma of their respective sects, his impressionable adolescent's mind bifurcates, causing him to involuntarily oscillate between Liberalism and Conservatism every few days—an affliction he can't shake even through law school and eventually municipal judgeship.
Meanwhile, the Republic is mired in a judicial crisis. To stave off a leftward shift, Benito Ionesco, Leader of the Conservative-controlled legislature, searches for a viable way to end the crisis. Fortuitously, his secretary has recently read about Leonard's ideological switching in a tawdry tabloid.
Will the Liberal Chancellor be willing to nominate a part-time Conservative to the highest Bench in the land? And if Leonard is confirmed, will he be treated as a pariah by his colleagues? Or will an aversion conditioning program leave him with a single ideological bias? This satirical novel hilariously exposes our current political climate, judicial system, and leaders.