Personally, I've only read the Aventine
parts of it. However
...from what I've read of that
, it's actually pretty balanced. I don't see Ms. McCormack as imposing anything (unless it's in the Picard parts, maybe?). She delves into a grey area.
Ezri's not being a dove by any
means--and Alden's not being a caricature of a hawk.
BTW...I sincerely hope that, if Alden ever shows up again--and I hope he may...
"The saying implies but does not name the effective agency of its supposed utopia.... 'Needs and abilities' are, of course, subjective. So the operative statement may be reduced to 'the State shall take, the State shall give'."