INSPIRED BY ALASKA
The frontier politics of Alaska have always lured Weaver.
“Alaska politics always comes down to debate over resource development—mainly about oil,” Weaver writes. “The adversaries in the argument in those days were evenly matched, and the body politic was a hormonal adolescent, undergoing great changes and still coming to grips with what it wanted to be. The decade in which Bob Dylan sang ‘there was music in the cafes at night and revolution in the air,’ was a heady, optimistic time to come of age in Alaska.”