It is fifty years into the future and the individual nations of Europe no longer exist. The USE has been formed and power is fully centralised. Elections are considered divisive and no longer held, with Controllers making decisions for the good of the masses. Conformity means freedom. Big smiles, easy debt and lots of nice words mask a corporate-driven, closet dictatorship. When special police unit Cool comes to call they arrive with freshly brewed coffee and blueberry muffins. New Democracy rules. But resistance groups are fighting back.
In London, ambitious young bureaucrat Rupert Ronsberger uses Suspicion software to identify threats to the system, stumbling across a shocking murder just as Controller Horace is about to arrive in the city. At the same time Kenny Jackson – a member of the outlawed GB45 – leaves a free town in the West Country and heads towards the capital. Despite the best efforts of Cool, these three men are on a collision course.
The Liberal Politics Of Adolf Hitler imagines a time when the internet is embedded in the human body, having morphed into propaganda/surveillance tool InterZone; correct thinking and a denied censorship crushes individual expression; physical books, audio and film are illegal; the people’s culture is either erased or sold back to them in distorted forms; and enforced digitisation has seen history edited, deleted and rewritten, so that even the most wicked of individuals can be reinvented.
A dystopian novel set in a future rooted in the present day, The Liberal Politics Of Adolf Hitler is a dark satire that merges absurdity and humour with the realities of a new sort of totalitarianism.
Paperback / 288 pages / 129(w)x198(d)mm.
“One of the best, if not THE best, bravest and most exciting books I’ve read in years – needed saying, needed writing and needs to be read.” David Peace
“Entirely in the spirit of a 21st Century Orwell, this is a book that digs deep into a nightmare future that is already happening. More to the point, it is a necessary antidote to the smug, patronising beliefs of the metropolitan classes who despise anyone who dares to think differently. A bracing and thunderingly good read.”
Andrew Hussey, Professor of Cultural History, University of London
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