by Lynn, September 10, 2008 10:59 AM
The Army of the Republic by Stuart Archer Cohen is one of the most riveting novels of the year. Cohen weaves a near-future cautionary tale that is both frightening and courageous given today's political climate. After the arrests made at the 2008 Republican National Convention, the privatization of government programs, and the loss of many of our basic civil rights, The Army of the Republic begins to seem less like the "near future" of America and more like "tomorrow." Like Naomi Wolf's 2007 The End of America, Cohen has created a call for Americans to wake up and take action before it's too late for us to reclaim our democracy.