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Nation of One [PDF]

by T. Scott McLeod
What life do you want to live?

The world is your oyster when you’ve got money. Rich in a way that you didn’t know people could be rich, this is Mikhail Khachaturian, also known as ‘Ketch.’ A mega-yacht, a private plane, homes around the world, and women, these are the perks of the trade for a man who’s willing to do whatever it takes to get a deal done.

Someone’s standing between you and something you want, well then, move them out of the way. This is the law of the jungle, survival of the fittest, the way we’re made. This is Capitalism: caveat emptor, buyer beware. This is Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand: if you’re too slow, or stupid, you get eaten.

Struggling as an academic, Ketch’s brother, Dimitri, asks Ketch to teach him his trade.

Well, brother, what are you willing to do to get what you want? Are you willing to shoot the cow to eat a burger? Are you willing to kill a man standing between you and a billion dollar deal? Wrestle with your conscience, but know that your hands are already dirty. You are already complicit in your nation’s war to preserve its “Way of Life.” The American Way of Life: bombing people, exploiting the third-world, military imperialism. Why not be your own nation? Why not fight and kill to not only preserve, but to also enhance, your own way of life? Why not be, just, a Nation of One?

Join me, my brother. Take this gun and shoot that cow, so that tonight we can eat burgers.

At a crossroads, Dimitri wrestles with the dilemma which we all face: at what point do I stop thinking of others, and only think of myself; how much do I take for myself, at the expense of others?

A spiraling descent into the ambiguity of morality, a Nation of One will leave you questioning the very foundations upon which our society, and our humanity, stand.
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eBook formatPaperback, (torrent)En
PublisherT. Scott McLeod
File size7.7 Mb
Release date 02.12.2011
Pages count346
Book rating4.33 (6 votes)
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1. Persia Emily | 16.03.2015 17:33

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Thank you! Great book!

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