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A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift
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Dec 23, 2015

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction-for-school, fiction-satire, fiction
Read in April, 1999

It has been a long time since I read this essay, but when I was in high school, it was the most ingeious thing I had ever read.

As short as it is, most everyone should read it. Severe satire and dark humor let this be a type of anthem for disenfranchised children.

Not a lot to say about it. I would most likely have to reread it to do a proper review.

What I do remember is that it had a lot of information in it that most would consider to be boring as far as economic impacts of the situation and things, but I loved it.

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