Saturday, April 15, 2017

Book Excerpt for the Day

    My second point, in fact, was something the convicts had taught me.  They all believed that the White people who insisted that it was their Constitutional right to keep military weapons in their homes all looked forward to the day when they could shoot Americans who didn’t have what they had, who didn’t look like their friends and relatives, in a sort of open-air shooting gallery we used to call in Vietnam a “Free Fire Zone.”  You could shoot anything that moved, for the good of the greater society, which was always someplace far away, like Paradise.

    (from Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut)

  8½*/10.  The complete review is here.

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