Thorndike Press

Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance

  • Bill McKibben
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  • ISBN-10: 1432846388
  • ISBN-13: 9781432846381
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: .85 lbs ( .39 kgs)
  • 262 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released January 2018

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Overview

As the host of Radio Free Vermont — “underground, underpowered, and underfoot” — seventy-two-year-old Vern Barclay is currently broadcasting from an “undisclosed and double-secret location.” With the help of a young computer prodigy named Perry Alterson, Vern uses his radio show to advocate for a simple yet radical idea: an independent Vermont, one where the state secedes from the United States and operates under a free local economy. But for now, he and his radio show must remain untraceable, because in addition to being a lifelong Vermonter and concerned citizen, Vern Barclay is also a fugitive from the law.

In Radio Free Vermont, Bill McKibben entertains and expands upon an idea that’s become more popular than ever — seceding from the United States. Along with Vern and Perry, McKibben imagines an eccentric group of activists who carry out their own version of guerilla warfare, which includes dismissing local middle school children early in honor of ‘Ethan Allen Day’ and hijacking a Coors Light truck and replacing the stock with local brew.