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- Print Length: 59 pages
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- Publication Date: March 23, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00J7BQDKY
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Granite Republic Kindle Edition
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This book is epistolary, which means it is told not by a narrator but simply through news stories, transcripts, etc (kind of like Dracula from Bram Stoker has lots of letters between characters, journal entries, etc).
I had a fun time reading about the statists stomping their literal and figurative feet at the sight of a society becoming free and successful without (or in spite of) their "help". And the FSP is real, which makes it all the more entertaining - these things could actually happen!
If you buy this novella, you not only get to enjoy the above described features, but you will ALSO be supporting a liberty-loving author and proving their is a market for this type of work. So have fun and promote liberty at the same time, by getting this novella!
epistolary novel (there are no cringe-inducing lines like: "I hastily scribble this account even as I flee from the beast in fear of my life!").
Story-wise, I found it very compelling, at times humorous, and mostly plausible. As you're probably aware, this hinges on the notion that the Free State Project takes off, with tens of thousands of committed libertarians flooding into New Hampshire. IMO, that is probably the hardest thing to swallow about the story. The inciting event of further federal interference in health care and the arrest of the private doctors made it believable
that more than just the anti-statist element would be fighting mad. The bit about the NH cops throwing in when two of their own were
killed by Federals was also a nice touch. There's a lot to like about this book, especially from a libertarian perspective.
Granite Republic is a fun, imaginative short story on this question. The chosen "epistolary" format (it's a series of newspaper articles, emails, radio transcriptions, etc) works very well.
J.P. Medved may be too optimistic about the number of people who will make the move and the political gains that libertarians will make, but it's thought-provoking and entertaining nonetheless. Worth $2.99 for the quick read.
Told through a series of news items, the narrative follows this real-world, libertarian movement as they make progress toward getting at least 20,000 "Free Staters" to move to New Hampshire at one time. It's a cool "What if?" if nothing else, and may actually prove prophetic. Who knows?
For those unfamiliar with the project, some of it may seem odd. How would society function without the ever-present force of the state? How would security work? What about school teachers and firefighters? Who, after all, will build the dag-nab roads? This work of fiction wrangles with these weighty issues through the journey of the Free State Project and its members, providing an alternate universe along the way.