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About the author:
Michael McCord, the former political editor and columnist for The Portsmouth (NH) Herald, is an award-winning journalist and writer. He covered his first presidential primary campaign in 1980 and has written for more than 40 publications including the Boston Globe and Globe Magazine, on politics, economics, business, film, books, theatre, music, sports and education. Among many multi-medium endeavors, McCord co-wrote the produced theatrical play "think twice before you think" about the life and writings of e.e. cummnings. The Execution Channel: A Political Fable is his first published novel. He lives in Exeter, N.H., with his wife Anne and their cat Vito.
The Execution Channel
A Political Fable
Before the Armageddon of Trumpism in 2016
there was the Revolt of Real America in 2018 (really)
Sometime in the not-so-distant future...the birth of Real America is not without complications.
Award-winning writer & former political reporter Michael McCord's satirical tale of American political dystopia remains ahead of its time. Set in an eerily familiar alternative universe, The Execution Channel: A Political Fable anticipates the spectacle of a Trump-like political catastrophe.
Readers travel to a renegade Real America in 2018 where citizens celebrate the mysterious economic religion of the Galtian Imperatives (inspired by Ayn Rand, the goddess of Real American liberty). Real America also strives to eliminate the very idea of government to create 'prosperity for all who matter' (Guardians of Galt) while crushing the moochers of the world.
The parade is led by a Real American Texas Gov. Lawrence C. "Demon Seed" Bowie, a former used car salesman and incoherent political genius. Bowie is adored for leading the popular 'War on the Poor' campaign of economic destruction and keeping a campaign promise to give his people a government really worth hating. When Bowie stumbles into a reality TV scheme of public executions, a masterstroke of public sector plunder for private profit glory, his legend as the true founding father of Real America is assured.
This imaginative, subversive & prophetic book aspires, as Lewis Carroll in Alice In Wonderland so eloquently put it, to believe six impossible things at once: if not before breakfast then certainly by supper.
Laugh & be amazed. Hysteria is optional.
- Publication Date:
- 1483983358 / 9781483983356
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Humor / Topic / Political