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King of a Sovereign Nation: In Defense of Complete Selfishness Paperback – June 10, 2010

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A sophisticated view of selfishness that demands full responsibility taking...I see this as a life guide for fans of Ayn Rand. --Dr. Keith Campbell, author of The Narcissism Epidemic

About the Author

Justin Rhodes studied philosophy at the University of San Francisco and later became a Fulbright Scholar. He holds a masters degree in mathematics. Freedom of the individual is the basis of his primary philosophy research. The author has published several articles and works with several reputable journals in an advisory capacity. He lives close to the beach in Southern California.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 190 pages
  • Publisher: Fireside Publications (June 10, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935517090
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935517092
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.2 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,360,238 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is likely the most meaningful piece I have ever read. It is brilliant in style and content and has such a high density of new ideas that you come back to read it several times.

Rhodes takes a no-nonsense approach to rational living. He clearly works out what incentivizes people and takes a refreshingly new approach to looking at the limited lifetime we have available. The perspective in "King of a Sovereign Nation" is completely based on individualism... I wouldn't be surprised if this timeless masterpiece will be picked up one day as one of the core readings to understanding our generation.

What I just found out halfway through the book is that the book title actually describes how Rhodes recommends a man should live... responsible, self-focused, risk-aware... just like you are in charge of your own country and have to defend the way of life that you are seeking.

Rhodes is walking right on the edge of being sarcastic and cynical at times; partially it's hard to tell if he's serious or just going over the top to make a point. I like it a lot, it's very original and provocative.

Note that the foreword is written by Dick Wagner, a rock legend who was responsible for huge successes of Alice Cooper and other bands. He apparently has lived a life full with excitement himself and gives great perspective in his opening statement.

This is the one book that I'd take to that lonely island. I first got the kindle version but I need the actual hardcopy too when it comes out this June... and if it was only for the nice cover art work :)
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Wow, this book is really profound! Intelligently written yet so straight forward that it's complexity becomes simple. I'm totally blown away how much sense this book makes, and I feel like it has already changed my life for the better. I will indeed read the book several more times and I'm sure I will be referring to it when I need to make decisions for the rest of my life.
I don't write a lot of reviews, but I feel like this book can really help people, and free us from the oppressive "obligations" that this society puts on us. It's so obvious when you read this book that if you will apply Justin Rhodes philosophy, there will be no limits to your success. This is my all time favorite book and I hope a lot of people get its message. The author's style is just right too. Humorously blunt and honest. I love it!!
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Wow, this book is really profound! Intelligently written yet so straight forward that it's complexity becomes simple. I'm totally blown away how much sense this book makes, and I feel like it has already changed my life for the better. I will indeed read the book several more times and I'm sure I will be referring to it when I need to make decisions for the rest of my life.
I don't write a lot of reviews, but I feel like this book can really help people, and free us from the oppressive "obligations" that this society puts on us. It's so obvious when you read this book that if you will apply Justin Rhodes philosophy, there will be no limits to your success. This is my all time favorite book and I hope a lot of people get its message. The author's style is just right too. Humorously blunt and honest. I love it!!
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