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Oak Park, IL, United States
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a conservative quietly defies socialism

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Reviewed: 09-10-18

excellent story with excellent narrator, enjoyable and entertaining, gives hope for the future of humanity

excellent

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Reviewed: 10-28-17

excellent review of psychology, using Batman and the villains as examples of various conditions, I highly recommend

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socialist propaganda

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Reviewed: 05-02-17

The author demonstrates that he knows nothing about economics. This book is interesting only because it gives insight into to twisted socialist world view.

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socialist book promoted as libertarian book

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Reviewed: 06-05-13

I am absolutely shocked that this book is a contender for an award from the Libertarian Futurist Society. The book has strong socialist undertones. And, anyway, the story isn't very good.

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top quality sci-fi

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Reviewed: 05-29-13

This novel was lots of fun because it explores some interesting, and realistic, technology that could change the world over the next decade. Of course, the plot also has action and romance. Excellent.

excellent quality, but with one flaw

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Reviewed: 04-20-13

"The Tehran Initiative" lives up to the high quality standards set by Joel C. Rosenberg in his earlier novels. The characters, action, and plot kept me gripped throughout.

The viewpoint that people are correct to defend themselves against aggressors is very important to promote today, particularly since most Americans have shifted to a pro-appeasement outlook. The novel is therefore controversial as it goes against mainstream opinion.

The only weakness I see in Rosenberg's work is his effort to make this into a religious question. In fact, this is a matter of pure scientific rationality. If you don't defend yourself, you will die.

The quality of the narration was excellent. There was a bit of dramatization, but not too much.

John Christmas, author of "Democracy Society"

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refreshing look at villains

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Reviewed: 04-06-13

Neal Stephenson is at his best in techno-thriller Reamde.

A particular reason why I like Stephenson's humorous characterizations is because the villains are depicted as idiots.

This is correct because a person must be an idiot in order to be a villain.

John Christmas, author of "Democracy Society"

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myth that therapy will make people happy

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Reviewed: 03-11-13

The theme of this book seems to be that everyone has a possibility to find a happy relationship. I guess this is a myth that makes some people feel good. However, it isn't reality because everyone has faults and therefore must make compromises. The suggestion that it is normal for people to pay therapists for 3 or 4 years makes me wonder if the objective of the authors is to gain customers for the therapist industry.

sci-fi classic mocks religion

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Reviewed: 03-08-13

Far in the future, most humans continue to shun rationality and science and devote themselves to dogmatic religion. However, there is always hope. Science gets rediscovered no matter how hard the zealots try to stamp it out. Well written, brilliantly insightful, and funny at times.

John Christmas, author of "Democracy Society"

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bad guys in the Capitol get what they deserve

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Reviewed: 03-08-13

This is the perfect novel for people fed up with sleaze in Washington. Enjoyable and meaningful.

John Christmas, author of "Democracy Society"