An Enemy of the State
by F. Paul Wilson

The most explicitly libertarian novel since Atlas Shrugged. Chapters begin with quotations, including quotations from Lysander Spooner. Mises is mentioned. It is the prequil to Wheels within Wheels.

Peter LaNague plans the nonviolent overthrow of the Imperium. Flintians (libertarians who are martial arts experts) and Tolivians (who tend to be pacifists) work together to implement LaNague’s plan. The plot would be better if it had fewer gimmicks (I could do without the time travel device and the trees that reflect the moods of their owners).

The story focuses on the question of when it is legitimate to use violence against the state.

Year Read: 2001


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