An Enemy Of The State (The LaNague Federation #1)
An Enemy of the State (Book 1 of the LaNague Series) is the heart and soul of F. Paul Wilson's LaNague series, the story of the apocalyptic birth of the LaNague Federation.
Peter LaNague's unique revolution sets out to topple the entrenched Outworld Imperium as well as fundamentally altering every Outworlder's concept of government. To accomplish this he must ally himself...more
The science fiction here is excellent. A couple of years ago, I read Asimov's "Foundation" series, which this book reminds me of, at least in its descriptions of the future world. ...more
If you've ever found yourself dismissing the power of inflation to harm the quality of your life, Wilson's An Enemy of the State will provide a swift kick where it will do you the most good!
Peter LaNague, the enemy of the novel's title, takes the concept of Robin Hood to a new (an more accurate) level by exposing how state-driven inflation - the printing of money - drains value from currency. Simple examples of people coping with - or c ...more
I read about 10% and I was hooked. The author's style was simple and easy to follow, the characters interesting, and their motivations made sense and were often surprising. I also like that although this was one of many books in the series, the ending was such ...more
I Really enjoyed this book - very simply written, interesting characters with a strong integration of economic themes (rabidly small government, individual freedom). This is a book that looks to instruct as well as entertain - and while I'm not sold on the economics (simplified libertarian) illustrated I appreciate the thought and passion.
Peter LaNague sets out to bring about the downfall of the Imperium government using economics instead of violence.
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The title was Keep Your Fucking Hands Off. Mean anything to you?
Not a thing.
Nor to me. But it supposedly summed up their philosophy pretty well at the time.”
Above all else Kyfho. Forget Kyfho in your pursuit of victory over the enemy, and you will become the enemy...worse than the enemy because he doesn't know he is capable of anything better.”