A Review of “The Ungoverned” by Vernor Vinge

Featured, Reviews

Imagine you are Lieutenant Will Brierson of the Michigan State Police, a private security organization that provides protection to a wide swath of subscribers all throughout the anarchistic Ungoverned lands in what used to be the northern United States. Imagine you are faced with an unprecedented invasion into land owned by your subscribers from an army of “The Republic of New Mexico.”

On the one hand, the invading force has massed more men, tanks and aircraft than are available in all the ungoverned security companies combined. On the other hand, these are your subscribers being attacked and you’ve never defaulted on a contract before.

What do you do?

Powerline Contest: Win $100,000

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Do you want to advance the cause of liberty through art?

Do you also want to win $100,000?

Now, thanks to the good folks over at the Power Line blog, and the Freedom Club, you can do both!

John Hinderaker recently announced the Power Line contest: a $100,000 prize to the individual or group of individuals that can best dramatize the federal debt crisis.  According to the contest’s website anyone can enter (including corporations and advertising entities) and entries can be anything, from screenplays and videos, to Powerpoint presentations and essays.


The deadline is July 15, so get cracking!  We know here at AGL we will be working hard on an interpretive dance to illustrate the folly of our politicians and their inability to deal with the looming debt crisis.

More information about the contest can be had at the official contest page: http://www.powerlineprize.com/