“Embarrassment Box”

Title“Embarrassment Box”
Year for Search1990
AuthorsSmith, L[ester] Neil [III](b. 1946)
Tertiary AuthorsSmith, L. Neil
Secondary TitleNew Libertarian
Volume / Edition4.20 & 5.9&10 (no. 187)
Pagination6-11
Date Published[1990]
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

The story takes place in a future where White House II, a replica, in Cody, Wyoming is presided over an incompetent, doddering man who inherited the presidency from his father and grandfather. In this future tobacco illegal but cannabis legal, and there are no wheeled vehicles. The development of “placers,” or instant transportation booths means the people are free to move from place to place and time to time as they choose, thus undermining any government authority. Part of the author’s long series of libertarian eutopias and dystopias.

Info Notes

Part of the author’s long series of libertarian eutopias and dystopias

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

(b. 1946)

Full Text

1990 Smith, L[ester] Neil, [III] (b. 1946). “Embarrassment Box.” New Libertarian 4.20 & 5.9&10 (no. 187) ([1990]): 6-11. PSt

The story takes place in a future where White House II, a replica, in Cody, Wyoming is presided over an incompetent, doddering man who inherited the presidency from his father and grandfather. In this future tobacco illegal but cannabis legal, and there are no wheeled vehicles. The development of “placers,” or instant transportation booths means the people are free to move from place to place and time to time as they choose, thus undermining any government authority. Part of the author’s long series of libertarian eutopias and dystopias.