(urth) Gollancz list (was: Re: Book of the New Sun won thecontest!)

James Wynn crushtv at gmail.com
Sun Aug 7 06:31:20 PDT 2011

I think it is worth mentioning again that Wolfe's politics do not really 
map to a political party. It's vaguely conservative and vaguely 
libertarian. Essentially a kind of conservativism that is common here in 
Texas--but more radical.

I heard him say a few years ago that "The form of government I favor is 
Democracy. America is not a Democracy. It is a Republic. That means that 
ever few years we choose people to be in charge. And when we have--you 
can believe--they know it." At other times, during the late 
Clinton/early Bush presidencies he stated that the US government was 
currently dominated by a class of elites.

As I read his attitude toward government, it is that it is always 
essentially an evil, a curse, --always a tool of some in-crowd to 
improve their own lot at the expense of others--with intermittent 
periods of benevolence.


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