From FreedomDemocrats, 29 Oct 2005:
Several months ago I placed an order for a new book I saw mentioned on LewRockwell, Thomas Moore's "The Hunt for Confederate Gold."
Rarely do I read fiction, but I was going away on vacation and I looked
forward to some light reading. Due to some problems, including
Hurricane Katrina, the book didn't arrive until a few weeks ago.
Nevertheless, I'd say that the book is well worth the wait.
There's no surprise that the book has a political agenda. Thomas
Moore is a true conservative disillusioned by the Republican Party and
his characters often give voice to his beliefs. His criticisms of the
left are equally common, although I often found them rather childish and
absurd. The general plot revolves around a quest to discover some long
lost Confederate gold and a parallel story involving the federal
government framing an innocent history professor as some type of
I was pondering why it seems that right-libertarian novels seem so
much more common than left-libertarian. But then I realized that this is
partially due to how we name things. If anyone here is familiar with Daniel Quinn and Ishmael,
I'd argue that his ideas are in many ways anti-state and
left-libertarian. In the discussions below it was noted that sometimes
people just don't think to connect a person's ideas with the title
left-libertarian or non-authoritarian left. What's a book you'd suggest?