The most pro-communist, pro-war, and pro-genocide novel I have ever read. It was a
huge disappointment. I had been led to believe it might be a libertarian book. It
does contain a cursory description of an anarcho-capitalist world with competing
protection agencies, but depicts it as being full of greedy wheeler-dealers who are
naive, short-sighted, and obsessed with trade and profit. Mises is mentioned in the
book, but the author is clearly unaware of Mises proof that socialism cannot work.
The hero is a beautiful, intelligent, black woman who is a belligerent militarist.
She is despicable. I kept waiting for her to be taught to change her ways, but the
author makes her out to be right in the end. The plot is far-fetched. The story-telling
is tedious. The best parts are the philosophical conversations. It took me months
to finish reading this 300-page book because the story and the characters are so
The author is Scottish. This fits with the results of political quizzes
I have given to people from Scotland--they come out with more totalitarian with
scores than anyone else (close to 0,0).
Year Read: 2003
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