Radio Free Vermont

Radio Free Vermont

A Fable of Resistance

Book - 2017
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As the host of Radio Free Vermont--"underground, underpowered, and underfoot"--seventy-two-year-old Vern Barclay is currently broadcasting from an "undisclosed and double-secret location." With the help of a young computer prodigy named Perry Alterson, Vern uses his radio show to advocate for a simple yet radical idea: an independent Vermont, one where the state secedes from the United States and operates under a free local economy. But for now, he and his radio show must remain untraceable, because in addition to being a lifelong Vermonter and concerned citizen, Vern Barclay is also a fugitive from the law. In Radio Free Vermont, Bill McKibben entertains and expands upon an idea that's become more popular than ever--seceding from the United States. Along with Vern and Perry, McKibben imagines an eccentric group of activists who carry out their own version of guerilla warfare, which includes dismissing local middle school children early in honor of 'Ethan Allen Day' and hijacking a Coors Light truck and replacing the stock with local brew. Witty, biting, and terrifyingly timely, Radio Free Vermont is Bill McKibben's fictional response to the burgeoning resistance movement.
Publisher: New York : Blue Rider Press, [2017]
ISBN: 9780735219861
0735219869
Characteristics: 224 pages ; 22 cm

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smithpaula
Nov 22, 2017

Such an important author Bill McKibben went with fiction this time.
Light, could, should Vermont secede from the Union? Founder of 350.Org, I don't know how he set aside time to write this but it could be helpful in getting his concerns across.

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