Cry Wolf: A Political Fable (Paperback)
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Cry Wolf: A Political Fable (Paperback)

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Paperback 215 Pages / Published: 19/06/2008
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Cry Wolf is an Animal Farm for the 21st century: a brilliant allegory of the political challenges we face in post-9/11 America. The farm animals' struggle to maintain their way of life against an influx of change is a powerful commentary on the importance of balancing freedom with justice, and on how easily even the best of intentions can destroy a community too caught up with what is "fair" to do what is right. Lake's novel raises questions of in the heart of every devoted citizen: Does political correctness ever trump law? Should safety ever be compromised for the sake of inclusion? Are big government and judicial systems tools to create order, or do they provide chaos?

Publisher: BenBella Books
ISBN: 9781933771427
Number of pages: 215
Weight: 312 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 15 mm


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"John Lennon sang 'Imagine there's no countries, and no religions, too'. In his superb limpid allegory, Paul Lake imagines these very things with terrifying precision." --Les Murray, poet and winner, TS Eliot Award
"The inner logic of "Cry Wolf" is just right. Cleverly devised and well developed." --"Chronicles" magazine
"A charming and chilling fable that underscores the fragility of a world achieved with great difficulty and so easily undone by good intentions gone awry." --The Reverend John Newhaus, editor in chief, "First Things"
"What seems, at first, a gentle fable about farm animals who enjoy a kind of ordered liberty, turns quickly into a grim allegory about man's dark impulse toward the collective." --Laurie Morrow, political columnist, "The Montpelier Bridge"
"In the great tradition of George Orwell's "Animal Farm," I can only hope that it will be as widely read and will be as powerful an influence as was Orwell's masterpiece in awakening civilization to its present deadly peril." --"American Spectator"
"Lake writes vividly and characterizes shrewdly, producing an anti-immigration fable more polished than Orwell's anti-Communist satire."" --Booklist"

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