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Molon Labe! Paperback – January 30, 2004
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Matt Bracken, author of "Enemies Foreign And Domestic" and "Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista."
Thus, if you are on board with the basic premise - that the twin doctrines of popular sovereignty and individual liberties (aka natural rights) upon which America was based (according to the conventional wisdom) are vanishing quickly and being replaced by proto-police state policies - you will probably enjoy the book.
As pure entertainment, it leaves a lot to be desired. The characters are 2 dimensional at best - in almost every single case, the bad guys are pure bad, the good guys are pure good - there is little in the way of the actual nuances or internal conflicts which are characteristic of human beings in the real world. Not surprising, considering this is a first time fiction author who is self published. Bearing that in mind, I think he did one helluva job - whatever its flaws, it managed to be readable.
But the author's goal is not to entertain you - it is to educate and inform you, and further, to persuade you, and the book does a good job of that, while holding together a just-sufficiently engaging cast of characters and plotline to keep it from feeling like a study session.
The education piece is well done - the author's knowledge of the central issues of liberty (gun control or lack thereof being, obviously, the pre-eminent one, but also numerous others discussed throughout) is expert and on target (I think I may even have caught a reference to Albert Jay Nock in there somewhere!), and his using historical events in conjunction with current events and then spinning these into vital contemporary lessons is also very good. Preston's second Playboy interview, as an example.Read more ›
The asides, to deliver information or viewpoint, were sometimes distracting, but almost always interesting. I don't mind a stories flow being interrupted, but I do know it bothers some people, so be aware that if side trips bother you, this may not be the book for you.
Overall, it was what I would rate as very good and I have no doubt that future efforts will be even better. I hope Mr. Royce continues writing.
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