A “Fable” Of Vermont Resistance: Or Is It? (BOOK REVIEW)

“Ah Mary, she’ll bake you cookies then she’ll burn your town. Ah Mary, ashes to ashes, but she won’t fall down.” – Grace Potter + the Nocturnals Full disclosure. I picked up Bill McKibben’s new novel RADIO FREE VERMONT prepared… Continue Reading

Bill McKibben and Amy Goodman on Vermont Independence, Sorta. (DEMOCRACY NOW)

Hilarious! Bill reads from his book RADIO FREE VERMONT,  a “fictional fable of resistance,” and then declares to Democracy Now host Amy Goodman that “Vermont can’t secede from the Union.” And Amy asks not a single question about the REAL… Continue Reading

Vermont Environmentalist Bill McKibben Contemplates Secession and a 2VR (BOSTON GLOBE)

Publisher’s Note: Welcome to the party, Bill. Free Vermont, and long live the UNtied States! My debut novel comes out next week — it is (I hope) a funny chronicle of my home state of Vermont contemplating secession. But I… Continue Reading

What Will You Eat if Vermont Secedes?

“What will you eat?” is a good question to ponder whether or not you support secession. In James Howard Kunstler’s recent novel, World Made By Hand, food becomes a kind of currency after the governmental and economic infrastructure collapses. People in this story are forced to eat locally because they have little access to the outside world. Although secession is a much different scenario, it is worth considering what types of questions would need to be answered and what areas of the food system might need to be built up for Vermont to have true food security, and even food sovereignty. Continue Reading