I leapt at the chance to watch this video because I adore Utopian and Dystopian literature, and I always wanted to write a fictional book about radical government. How cool would it be if my book was actually non-fiction? I was disappointed, though, because the city’s system didn’t function well at all. There were diseases, drugs, prostitution, poverty… It was a pretty sucky place to live. No revolutionary material there. Why can’t anyone come up with an anarchy that actually works?
It would be cool, though, to turn this history into a historical fiction that follows all the patterns of Dystopian literature. It could actually read like a fictional book and it would be shelved with other Dystopian fictions, except wait… this really happened. I seriously considered it, but it’s not really my style.