The Bridge by David Hillstrom is an intriguing blend of the philosophical and the political. With an exceptionally bold and highly readable prose, the author’s nimble revelations provide a benchmark analysis of modern thought that challenges archetypal religious structures and the other usual suspects. Not for the meek, open-minded readers will first examine the human tendencies toward myth and in the latter section, the advent of reliable political structures. Forward thinking is necessary; this work of non-fiction reads as a collection of essays and by fiat builds a human society free of falsehoods and fabrications and the entanglements of outdated human inventions. Occasionally allegoric with some poetic insertions, this serious treatise is compact, convenient and engaging.