With fierce intelligence, blazing anger and sizzling humour Perigo argues for the right of every human being to live his or her life unimpeded by coercion from the government or other people. His point of view is unique among New Zealand journalists and rare among journalists anywhere. If The Total Passion for the Total Height is anything to go by, socialist New Zealand has been harbouring an H. L. Mencken in its ranks ... and pretending he doesn't exist. Buy this book—and be enraged, entertained and educated. If you're a freedom-lover, you'll also be furnished with invaluable ammunition for the revolution that is yet to be staged.