In this novella, author Archer Garrett examines the falseness of Marxist/socialist theory as it is and has been practiced — nee — forced upon decent people through the years. Flashback, by Archer Garrett tells the story of a recent revolution by socialists, and the resistance fighting to restore democracy, to ask the questions: Do the ends justify the means? Or, do the means justify the end? Who gets to decide what “the common good” is?
The writing is crisp and moves along quickly. Most interesting to me were the scenes between the ‘bad guy’ protagonist who rejects introspection with someone who has a much greater perspective of the whole picture. There is a glimmer of hope at the end for the nameless country where the action takes place.
A fine and thought-provoking read.
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