Economic Collapse Imminent? Brian Francis Slattery is Here to Liberate You

This month, Tor Books publishes Brian Francis Slattery's Liberation: Being the Adventures of the Slick Six After the Collapse of the United States of America. By chance, it's a timely release given the near collapse of our banking system. The book gives readers a dystopic view of a future in which the dollar has collapsed and the United States with it. The international criminals known as the "Slick Six" travel across a transformed America on a quest to save the country. Despite describing a dystopia, Liberation is a powerful evocation of the United States, at once loving of its virtues and unforgiving of its faults. It is a stunning achievement.

Slattery has extensive experience working with publications about economics, public policy, and international affairs. It seemed like a perfect time to interview him about the novel and his views on the financial crisis that has unfolded over the last few weeks.


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What fantasy land is Oertle living in? I hope they don't allow any more travel from there.

Posted by: Steve | Saturday September 5, 2009 at 10:57 PM

It was where MrSlattery threw the old `cheap and hectoring' "given the abuses of executive power we've seen in the past eight years" platitude - that I stopped reading the interview. If I was inclined to interest in the book, the injection of some BDS erased that. Also, it would be more helpful to have accurately remarked that SOME in Congress plus the President WERE very concerned about the lack of oversight, but theDemocrats (hello!), knocked that down. This sudden negative-turn of the economy right before the election - isn't the preferred class-warfare but is due to theLeft's and theDems long poisoning and undermining of the culture - and the source of the tourette-syndrome effect suggested in Slattery's last paragraph.

Posted by: ernie oertle | Sunday October 5, 2008 at 9:54 PM

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