Cry Wolf: A Political Fable

BenBella Books, Inc.
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“A brilliant piece of literature. Fifty years from now, I would not be surprised to see this book studied alongside Animal Farm in classrooms” (The Stanford Review).
 
Cry Wolf is a perceptive 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.
 
Paul Lake’s novel raises questions 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 beget chaos?
 
“Lake writes vividly and characterizes shrewdly, producing an anti-immigration fable more polished than Orwell’s anti-Communist satire.” —Booklist
 
“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
 
“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.” —Rev. Richard John Neuhaus, editor-in-chief, First Things
 
“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
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Publisher
BenBella Books, Inc.
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Published on
Jun 22, 2009
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Pages
215
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ISBN
9781935251101
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Animals
Fiction / Political
Fiction / Satire
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Content protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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