In new novel by Greensboro writer Lee Zacharias, idealism grows up

The popularity of QAnon conspiracy theories continues to astound pundits.

But consider this: In the 1960s into the 1980s, perhaps thousands of smart, college-educated Americans sincerely believed the country was on the verge of a violent, Russian-style revolution. If only enough bombs went off in enough public buildings, the U.S. government and capitalism itself would collapse like a house of cards.

Things turned out a little differently.

Greensboro novelist Lee Zacharias (“At Random,” “Across the Great Lake”) recalls these tense times in “What a Wonderful World This Could Be,” a tale of youthful idealism colliding with age and experience.

"What a Wonderful World This Could Be" is the new novel from Greensboro writer Lee Zacharias. It's about, among other things, '60s radicalism and the lost art of pre-digital photography.

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