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Is Boston T. Party your real name?
What got you into writing?
What is your favorite book you've written?
Do you believe the scenario of Molôn Labé! will ever transpire?

Will you write a sequel to Molôn Labé
?
What other books are you working on?
Who are some of your favorite novelists and humorists?
What are some of your favorite books?
What are you reading these days?
What do you do for fun?
What do you see for the future?
What do you recommend that folks do?

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Is Boston T. Party your real name?

Oh, sure. My parents were Pool and Toga Party, and they thought that "Boston T." would be cute. No, it's a pseudonym, chosen because of its perky, insouciant patriotism. [ back to top ]


What got you into writing?

A college English teacher, but not in the way one might expect. She was a jerk. I didn't like her, and she knew it, so she didn't like me. She was also a liberal. I can tolerate a jerk or a liberal, but not both. So, I used to rattle her cage whenever possible. For my final paper I purposely gored one of her favorite oxen. (Having done the math, I knew that the paper could make as low as a "C" yet I'd still make an "A" for the course.) For the first time in writing, I felt the rush from a passionate screed, and I was hooked. (Got an "A" on the paper, too.)

After that I began writing quotations. To encapsulate and absolutely nail an idea or concept in a few words requires a special flavor of literary skill. One learns to know the right word from an almost-right word. Cadence and even musicality I learned by writing aphorisms. After a few years and a couple of hundred quotations, I knew that writing was an irrepressible part of me and began what became my first book, Good-Bye April 15th! [ back to top ]

   


What is your favorite book you've written?

Whatever book I'm currently writing. I'm not being a smart alec; any book author will understand what I mean. But of the ones that I have written, please don't make me choose. They're like my children; they're all unique and special to me. The one which I find myself re-reading the most is Boston's Gun Bible. I'm probably the most proud of Hologram of Liberty, which may be my best work. [ back to top ]

   


Do you believe the scenario of Molôn Labé!
will ever transpire?

Well, although the odds are clearly against it, there is really nothing to prevent it
from happening but a lack of participants. I'm not minimizing that, you understand, it's quite an obstacle to overcome. However, the plan could work.

Will enough freedom-minded folks ever relocate to Wyoming and politically take it over? Who can say? Them's long odds, but I do expect to at least see a couple of counties transformed into libertarian enclaves. Just 2-4,000 people could accomplish that.[ back to top ]

 


Will you write a sequel to Molôn Labé
?

Unknown at this time. It will take me a year to enjoy and recover from Molôn Labé!, as well as from writing full-time since 1991. Molôn Labé! is really taking a lot out of me. Although a sequel could easily be written, I cannot even think of that right now. I'm like an expectant mother nine-months pregnant who can't imagine having her next baby. All my focus is on the upcoming delivery. [ back to top ]

 


What other books are you working on?

First, I'd like to study the impact of the diabolical "USA Patriot Act" and the newly created "Department of Homeland Security" (which effectively nationalizes local law enforcement, in an eerily similar manner that Hitler did in the mid-1930s).

Then, I will revise both You & The Police! and Bulletproof Privacy sometime in 2004. The Bulletproof Privacy revision may be retitled Boston's Privacy Primer because of the abundant new material I will include. It will blow doors off the existing privacy books on the market, most of which are incomplete and sketchy at best. After that, my writing plans are a bit vague. I may want to take a sabbatical and recenter. [ back to top ]

 


Who are some of your favorite novelists and humorists?

In no particular order, P.J. O'Rourke, Neal Stephenson, Thomas Perry, Ayn Rand, Robert Heinlein, L. Neil Smith, to name a few. Dave Barry is quite good, though uneven (which is probably the inevitable adjunct of being a columnist). Chuck Palahniuk's work (e.g., Fight Club) is terse and oddly powerful, with a very vivid style. James Patterson and Ridley Pearson have penned some good thrillers. I enjoy the style and thinking man's ideas of Michael Crichton. [ back to top ]

 


What are some of your favorite books?

First of all, the Bible, for both spiritual guidance and reading enjoyment. Everything else is parsecs away as a distant second.

Other books I love are The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged, Neal Stephenson's novels, Unintended Consequences, The Charm School (DeMille), Probability Broach, Gates of Fire (Pressfield), to name a few. Tom Clancy has never, in my opinion, equaled his own Hunt for Red October. Oh, I nearly forgot: Frederick Forsyth. His Day Of The Jackal is the quintessential cat-and-mouse thriller, with a lovely pace. Shibumi (Trevanian) is simply brilliant. Hemmingway's For Whom The Bell Tolls is one of the best action stories ever written.[ back to top ]

 


What are you reading these days?

I'm reading a lot of African safari books. Robert Ruark and Peter Capstick
really stand out. Capstick was a much better writer than most people credit him.[ back to top ]

   


What do you do for fun?

I have consciously tried to gravitate towards activities which are useful to me in the real world. Shooting would be the best example of this. My skills with firearms has fed me, won me competitions, and may save lives. Plus, I love to shoot. Some of my friends and readers own and shoot for the necessity of defense, but don't really enjoy it - like physical exercise. Not me. I look forward to every session at the range.

I own more guns than I can carry, simply because I love guns. I have absolutely no need for an FN49 in .30/06 since I own an M1 Garand. But they are different rifles and somewhat conceptual competitors as First Gen battle rifles. I don't need a Krag (much less a Norwegian one), but it's such a wonderful late 19th century rifle, how could I not own one? Russian SKS, Swedish AG42B, SVT40, K31, G43, etc.

Other fun skills for me are woodsman activities, martial arts (stick and knife), horseback riding, fishing, off-road motorcycle touring, piano/voice, and reading (of course).

I have utterly no use for golf. Someone once said that a golf course is a deliberate and willful misuse of a perfectly good rifle range. If you like golf, great. It just ain't my bag (pun unavoidable).Playing tennis and softball are fun. Football is O.K. By the way, sports are for doing, not for watching. But that's just me. Oh, I forgot skiing. [ back to top ]

   


What do you see for the future?

A very dynamic, complex, and weird time - especially if you live in a big city. People are already streaming out of the metros, and that is going to turn into a flood within ten years. Also, every economic indicator is screaming that we are about to suffer a long overdue depression. As of January 2003, nervous rats of capital were already leaving the sinking ship of the stock market and running for gold.

America is unique. It has a government which simply cannot tell the truth, and a people which simply cannot hear the truth. Hence the partnership. Our country is like a tawdry apartment in which everything has been swept under the rug but the residents walk all over the lumpy, undulating floor as if nothing were out of the ordinary. Those areas which have several feet of secreted truth - such as JFK being assassinated by triangulated rifle fire, or TWA 800 exploding from a missile strike, or the Murrah Building blowing up from shaped charges wrapped around its structural pillars - we navigate around in a conspiracy of silence. Americans are guilty en masse because they refused to march in the streets - refused to sit-down strike - until their government told them the truth.

We are paying for our complicity, and we will continue to pay. I think that Islamic terrorism on our shores will greatly increase because of Desert Storm II, and because of our willy-nilly reaction to it (such as our insane refusal to racially profile at airports). We should probably expect even more restrictions on the Bill of Rights, even though the previous restrictions did not stop crime and terrorism (funny how they never mention that, eh?). For example, many of the 19 terrorists of 9-11 were on FBI watchlists and had even bought tickets in their own names by credit card! Why weren't there FBI agents at those gates?

In short, I see more violence coupled with an economic collapse. How Bush 2.0 expects to be reelected over this, I cannot fathom. He strikes me as a decent man, but his bloodlust for Saddam et al is becoming unreasonable. I think that he is going to drag us over a very unpleasant cliff, and we are not militarily or economically prepared for the impact.

My book Boston on Surviving Y2K has a lot of great info on preparing for this kind of impending dislocation. It's on sale at 50% off. $11 + $5 s&h. Even though Y2K did not hit us, a similar havoc is probably will. [ back to top ]

   


What do you recommend that folks do?

Get armed and trained immediately. It's never too early to do so, and someday it will be too late. Buy top quality, even if it hurts to do so. Surplus 5.56 and 7.62 is readily available (as of November, 2003) and cheap, but it won't likely remain so. All Bush has to do is sign one Executive Order and imported ammo is cut off. It takes several thousand rounds to become a competent pistolero or rifleman. As I wrote in Boston's Gun Bible, "Ammo turns money into skill." Get your skill now! That means buy your ammo now!

Gold is in for a major pop. It's already moved up $50 in a few months. We could easily see $500/oz. by 2004. The days of <$300 gold are over. You had your chance to load up at <$275, and you were foolish if you didn't. Even at today's $380 gold is still comparatively dirt cheap.

If you can store fuel, do so. We're in for huge gas price increases, and soon. If
the OPEC states boycott us over Desert Storm II, then all bets are off.

Increase the average quality of your social relationships. Dump the losers, the
whiners, and the weak. Spend more time with your human diamonds, and increase the quality and honesty of your time with them.

Your spiritual strength will be heavily tested in the years to come. I rely upon Jesus as my rock, and He's never failed me once in over 25 years. Rand and Rothbard are great, but how much comfort and peace will their work give you in a real crisis? Nobody reads Atlas Shrugged in intensive care waiting rooms.

For those of you who believe that Christianity and Libertarianism are incompatible, if not often mutually exclusive, I must, after much thought and experience, generally disagree. Although not central to the story, this issue is (parenthetically) explored in some depth in Molôn Labé! [ back to top ]

I have just learned that One Nation, Under Surveillance is your last Boston T. Party title, and you have retired from future BTP books. Why was that?

I have written all I wanted to as "Boston," and wanted to work on other books, projects, and travel. It's been great fun, but I don't want to be typecast as BTP for the rest of my life. I heartily thank my readers and vendors for their nearly 20 years of support.

I am fast completing my latest book which I hope to make available by winter, 2012:Modules for Manhood

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