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by David C. Calderwood

  • ISBN: 1583485880
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: David C. Calderwood
  • Subcategory: Action & Adventure
  • Other formats: azw docx lrf lit
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: iUniverse (December 15, 1999)
  • Pages: 324 pages
  • FB2 size: 1598 kb
  • EPUB size: 1816 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
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Andy Archer is a regular guy, a young man struggling to balance his personal and professional life in hectic times.

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Whether their purposes are good or evil, people now have the capability of communicating in virtually perfect security. PGP is far better than pretty good.

David Calderwood (1575 – 29 October 1650) was a Church of Scotland minister and historian. Calderwood was educated at Edinburgh, where he took the degree of MA in 1593. In about 1604, he became minister of Crailing, near Jedburgh in Roxburghshire, where he became conspicuous for his resolute opposition to the introduction of Episcopacy. In 1617, while James VI was in Scotland, a Remonstrance, which had been drawn up by the Presbyterian clergy, was placed in Calderwood's hands.

This important book challenges us to reconsider pieties of the Habermasian public sphere and classical republicanism in early America and invites rich speculation on the relation of media and democracy. ISBN-13: 978-0199354900. -Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, author of New World Drama: The Performative Commons in the Atlantic World, 1649-1849.

Returning to the left’s unfavorable characterization of bankers, I decided that there was some truth to their epithets

Returning to the left’s unfavorable characterization of bankers, I decided that there was some truth to their epithets. Bankers are all money-grubbing participants in a cartel that systematically robs me and everyone else by escalating prices and helping build, brick-by-brick, a monetary system so unstable as to constitute a virtual economic suicide pact.

Revolutionary Language is a story about love and perseverance in the face of adversity and a parable about a potential path to greater individual liberty at a time when government power approaches Orwellian proportion.Andy Archer is a regular guy, a young man struggling to balance his personal and professional life in hectic times. Working as a computer encryption consultant, he unwittingly assists a firm engaged in illegal acts and soon finds himself the focus of a powerful government attorney bent on law and order at all costs.Engulfed in a vortex of injustice and recrimination, he struggles to regain perspective, escape the mistakes of his past, and build a new life under intolerable circumstance. He falls in with a group whose views lead him to a second confrontation with his antagonists, a battle that threatens the most basic foundation of modern government.
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I learned about this novel three years ago by clicking the link at the bottom of one of author David Calderwood's articles on LewRockwell.com. I started the book twice before, and only made it through a few pages each time. For some reason, I decided to give it one final try four days ago, and once I made it through those first couple of chapters again, the book immediately got a whole lot better, and I breezed through the rest of it. Revolutionary Language is divided into two parts: Bliss, which consists of about 20 pages; and Enlightenment, which consists of the remainder of 307 pages total. The Bliss set-up, although necessary, isn't very captivating. The much longer Enlightenment portion, however, is highly enjoyable -- I didn't want to put it down. In fact, if work and other obligations hadn't intervened, I probably would have read Revolutionary Language in one sitting.

Revolutionary Language tells the story of Andy Archer, computer programmer. At the start of the novel, he's working on his e-mail encryption program, Bliss. Andy is a sole proprietor/freelancer: he sets his own hours and is his own boss. This causes some problems for his fiance, Laurel, who doesn't understand his entrepreneurial nature. Andy also leans libertarian, as many entrepreneurs do; while Laurel is a liberal who volunteers at a drug-rehabilitation center. I don't want to spoil the plot, but let's just say that Andy's programs end up having far wider reaching applications, and they threaten to undermine the entire tax system. This makes him the target of government persecution, which at times explodes in violence. Along the way, Andy makes friends with various minarchist and anarchist philosophes, and hones his own understanding of the relationship between man and state, and what that relationship should be. Some of the highlights of the book are the tirades various characters go on when explaining their disdain for statism.

Revolutionary Language is exciting, entertaining, and thought-provoking, but I did feel it had one major flaw: The paragraph structure Calderwood uses is a bit erratic, and with sparse use of dialogue tags (and imperfect character-voice differentiation), I often had a hard time telling who was saying what. Sometimes I'd figure it out a few lines down, but other times I could read a whole scene and not know who had said what by the end. This was frustrating, but by no means reason enough to pass on this otherwise great libertarian story. The book is especially good for a first-time author, and it is unfortunate that Mr. Calderwood is an only-time author! I would like to read more of his fiction.
An excellent new near-future SF novel, dealing with the current inroads on liberty and how strong encryption might reverse the trend. The novel focuses on a computer programer whose life is wrecked because a Federal Prosecutor decides to "make an example" of him for unwittingly writing code to be used by a company involved in drug dealing. After losing everything he owns due to asset forfeiture and doing time in prison, the sadder but wiser hero begins to write an encryption program which will allow individuals to "opt out" and live invisible to government. The novel raises many good philososphical points and tells a gripping story. If you're interested in encryption or the future of liberty, READ THIS BOOK!

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