- Paperback: 580 pages
- Publisher: Vera Verba Inc.; 1st edition (2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0979987768
- ISBN-13: 978-0979987762
- Product Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #81,521 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Breaking Dawn Paperback – 2016
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Now that libertarianism - or something that is called that - is fashionable, there are many who call themselves libertarians who haven't had to defend their positions and who consequently aren't very clear about them. One key basis of libertarian philosophy that gets neglected is trusting in human beings as responsible creators and problem solvers and managers of their own existence. Which is too bad, because without that assurance, nobody has any basis for defending his or anybody else’s autonomy. In other words: if somebody else has to solve my problems, how can I assert my freedom? The libertarian writer who "got that" was Ayn Rand, and yet it is she whom the fashionable types on the LEFT, and now inside the "libertarian" movement, attack when they can. Philosophically she is impregnable, so these are typically straw-man and other ad hominem attacks. And I can't help remembering that she didn't call herself a libertarian - she considered most of those in the movement, even back then, immature and disoriented.
How can I start a review of a book that never mentions Ayn Rand with the above? Patience.
As a libertarian and a reader, I am always looking for and reading authors with a pro-freedom orientation, and of course I take an interest in how they handle the theme of liberty and how it affects their characters and plot. Paul Rosenberg’s non-fiction Production vs.Read more ›
Despite that, even if you’re a fan of Mr Rosenberg (I admit I am, and subscriber to Freeman's Perspective, highly recommended), and familiar with his thinking, this story will open your eyes more than once to possibilities, and probably also help you see more clearly how we are controlled and manipulated in our current state/State. He's a profound thinker, with profound insights worth sharing.
The central theme: strengths and weaknesses of decentralization and self-organizing cooperatives versus the centralized State. Well, sort of: the weaknesses of the self-organizing cooperatives are nonexistent. They represent anarchy, as in “hey we have no oppressors; let’s do awesome s***,” not “hey we have no oppressors, let’s form gangs and terrorize each other” — the Mad Max model.
It’s a fun romp, even as at times it seems reminiscent of French post cards from 1900 predicting life in 2000 — teenage boys jumping off buildings and highway overpasses with huge hydrogen balloons strapped to their backs (what could possibly go wrong? Paging Hindenburg on the white courtesy phone). Also, I’m a little disappointed that hemp doesn’t figure as the first crop free people would grow. Given the multitude of uses for what is arguably the most valuable plant on the planet, why would the free people in The Abandons continue to produce (genetically modified) corn, one of the main culprits of the health-destroying Standard American Diet?Read more ›
My whole life I’ve been confused about things, economics, integrity, politics, war, ethics, public schools, religion, governments, taxes, etc.
Starting about five years ago I seriously got into researching these subjects and found Richard Maybury and his great books, Whatever Happened to Penny Candy, is one of them.
During my research on the internet I kept running into articles (Freeman’s Weekly, by Paul Rosenberg) that were fantastic. I decided to try Paul Rosenberg’s monthly letter, Free-mans Perspective. This is some of the best reading, most truthful nonviolent words of wisdom I have ever read, INCREDIBLE, FANTASTIC!
That’s how I found out about this book, The Breaking Dawn.
This is a great book, but so much more than a fictional story. You will need to have an open mind when you read it. I think Paul was in a bit of a hurry when he put this book out. Four stars instead of five.
If you are looking for some help in trying to figure out this crazy world, here is another great stepping stone. I really enjoyed this book.
Thank you Paul!
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The writing style is too straight forward. It lacks emotion in spite of the story being about running away from the old world order to find a new one. Read morePublished 5 days ago by totempol
Though not finished with the book, I am quite content in rating it as excellent. Author Rosenberg has created a future nation after multiple political/cultural collapses. Read morePublished 10 days ago by curtmilr
As usual, Paul Rosenberg frontruns with his writing what's going on in the world. Brilliant work.Published 21 days ago by YM
Excellent read that includes invaluable insights into the real world that we endure today. This novel is essential reading for Millennials to absorb a better perspective to guide... Read morePublished 2 months ago by John T., Banning, CA.
A good read, opened my imagination and helped me realize that my own ideas are shared by othersPublished 2 months ago by Les Smith
This is an excellent book for our current times. It grabbed me and I just had to keep reading to the very end. Read morePublished 2 months ago by R. Kelsey