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message 1: by Matthew (new)

Matthew Great review - when I got to the end of the book I was surprised to discover that it was basically an advertisement for socialism. It was almost humorous in its transparency as propaganda instead of just socially conscious fiction.


message 2: by Lisa (new)

Lisa M. Wow, a Social Protest Literature course - I would love to take a class like that! You must have enjoyed it.


message 3: by Thomas (new)

Thomas Lisa wrote: "Wow, a Social Protest Literature course - I would love to take a class like that! You must have enjoyed it."

Yes, I am still currently enrolled in it and it is fabulous! The professor is super intelligent and kind, and our discussions are so relevant (both fortunately and unfortunately) to events taking place today.

Matthew wrote: "Great review - when I got to the end of the book I was surprised to discover that it was basically an advertisement for socialism. It was almost humorous in its transparency as propaganda instead o..."

Agreed, Matthew! By the end you could tell Upton Sinclair had little care for subtlety in getting favoritism toward socialism across, which makes the book's impact (or lack thereof) even more ironic. Thanks for commenting.


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