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Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
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Jun 28, 2008

really liked it
Read in June, 2008

Excellent, scarily plausible vision of just how brutal and insane American life could get if we give in to fear and surrender our minds to the fear of terrorist attack. The Department of Homeland Security responds to a major terrorist incident in San Franciso by turning everyone, especially computer savvy kids, into presumptive criminals. One kid fights back with the tools at his disposal and pays some terrible dues.

I'm not sure I totally buy the ending, but this book is a must-read for this day and age.

Remember: the real central front in the War on Terror is the American mind. If we let ourselves be terrorized into giving up our rights, the bad guys win.
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