Book Review: THE THIRD REVOLUTION
Sure, I’m a diehard non-political, non-voting, anti-party, Left-Rothbardian anarchist. But I’m still gonna recommend Anthony F. Lewis’ political novel, The Third Revolution, even if it does exhort using political means to reach libertarian ends. In an era when TV networks grind out Beltway-worshiping pap like “The West Wing” and the upcoming “Commander-in-Chief” (about the first — gasp! — female
In a nutshell: it’s 2013, and President Robert Henderson pushes through his “One Nation” legislation, federalizing everything and leaving the states and their legislatures powerless. Only one state,
You might expect lengthy Galt-like political speeches in a story like this. There aren’t any. You might expect black-and-white good guys and bad guys. Well, there’s no question who we’re meant to root for in this book, but solutions aren’t presented as simple, and Lewis’ characters are driven as much by messy circumstances as they are by ideology.
The Third Revolution didn’t convince this anarchist to vote Libertarian, or to participate in electoral politics at all. But it did give me a couple of days of feverish reading. And it’s good to hear that Lewis is now working on a sequel. I can’t wait to find out what happens next!
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