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The American Zone (North American Confederacy #7)

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In the North American Confederacy . . .

People are free--really free. Free to do as they please, whether it be starting a business, running for elected office, or taking target practice in the back forty. There's not a whole lot of government, nor is there a lot of crime, because everyone who wants to carries a gun, and isn't afraid to use it.

But someone has bombed the End
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published December 18th 2001 by Tor Books (first published November 14th 2001)
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Award winning libertarian science fiction. Parallel histories, one of which evolved from different post-1776 events into utopian libertarian society. Now immigrants from various alternate Earths are causing problems for the North American Confederacy, and Win Bear & company are on the case. This sequel to "The Probability Broach" is also a thought-provoking & entertaining look at possibilities.
Sep 18, 2008 Andy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: liberals/moderates interested in libertarian ideas, alternative history fans
Shelves: politics, sf
GREAT ideas, well presented. A little obnoxiously preachy. Also, the last book (Promethius Broach) spent most of it's time skewering liberal authoritarians, socialists. This gives lots of ammunition, as the world is full of genuinely evil examples of this (Stalin, Pol Pot, Lenin, Hitler, Castro), and there are lots of real examples of policies to skewer.

This time it comes across like he's trying to be "fair" and go after the conservative authoritarians - which he chooses Bill Bennett and William
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Sep 26, 2013 William Hartwell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Recommended to William by: L. Neil Smith
In another romp through the North American Confederacy (coincidentally written BEFORE the destruction of the WTC), Win Bear shows us how terrorism would be handled in a society that's truly based on individual liberty, rather than on the mythology of liberty we have in the real world. Warts and all, I would much rather live in the NAC than in any nation-state that exists in the real world.
May 14, 2012 Steve rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: at-library
Loved it. Is it possible for a sequel to be better than the original? There were so many great quotes in here, I really wish I had read it with a notepad at my side. I love how one of the ancillary characters was named Suprynowicz. I watched carefully to see if the first name was Vin, but the author played that one very cagily.
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L. Neil Smith is a Libertarian science fiction author and gun rights activist.Smith was born in Denver, Colorado. His father was an Air Force officer, and his childhood was spent in various places including Waco, McQueenie, and La Porte, Texas; Salina, Kansas; Sacramento, California; and Gifford, Illinois (all before he completed 5th grade) and then St. John’s, Newfoundland and Ft. Walton Beach, F ...more
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