A short story written by George R. R. Martin while he was in college. While you can see his writing developing from earlier stories, this one lacks any of the nuance he would eventually learn to employ. It’s very on-the-nose, very clear about its very political message, and very heavy in exposition.
Martin deals with politics, and his own political leanings, much better in his novel “The Armageddon Rag”, but that’s decades later in his career.
Compared to the other writings from his youth, it’s more readable than “Only Kids Are Afraid Of The Dark”, but not as well-written or compelling as “The Fortress”. I give it two oiled guns, and a microphone.