On proper research and government watch lists.
So, as I’m preparing for my NaNoWriMo quest this year, I’ve been gathering quite a few materials to help me to understand the mindset of an anarchist. Now, I don’t believe that those 4chan idiots are a credible force of anarchy, so I’m not basing anything in my novel on them. When I write, I prefer to not make broad generalizations that alienate potential readers, so I’d rather not base any characters on archetypes or things I read about, so as not to misrepresent anything. With that in mind, I’ve been gathering materials that I believe anarchists might read. This, of course, has led to quite a few new books joining my collection, including (but not limited to):
- The Anarchist’s Cookbook (both the FBI ‘redacted’ version and the bomb-centric version,
- Robert Greene’s The 48 Laws of Power,
- Machiavelli’s The Prince,
- Ekran’s The Avenger’s Handbook, and