James Wesley Rawles new book "Founders" came out 25 Sept 2012, read soem of the comments on Amazon. Taking with a grain of salt. I will grab the book in the morning.
"Itís the near future, and thanks to a perfect storm of reckless banking practices, hyperinflation, a stock market gone mad, and the negligence of our elected officials, the entire social, political, and economic infrastructure of America has collapsed. Chaos reigns in the streets, medical treatment is no longer available, and a silent coup has placed a dangerous group of men at the helm of a false government. Americaís fate is in the hands of those few individuals who have the survival skills, the faith, and the forethought to return this country to the state its founding fathers intended."