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Final Blackout by L. Ron Hubbard
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Jan 25, 2011

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L. Ron Hubbard's take on World War II works on the level of a child's nightmare: hauntingly terrifying despite it's simplistic interpretation of the world. He captures the fear of a generation who just ended one major war and have already moved into a second. A young man at the time, he admits in an excellent preface that his views have evolved and matured.

Much has been written about his unnamed Lieutenant. I cannot add anything but this observation: the Lieutenant deserves to be recognized as a member of a small group of symbolic heroes who's personal failure allowed for societal growth and change. His company includes [Author: Ayn Rand]'s John Galt and Howard Roak, and Terry Gilliam's Sam Lowry.
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