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C.S. Lewis and Kurt Vonnegut on “Egalitarian” Tyranny

  • Apr 06, 2010
  • David J. Theroux
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The remarkable and haunting, independent, 2009, science fiction short film, 2081: Everyone Will Finally Be Equal, is based on the Kurt Vonnegut short story, “Harrison Bergeron,” from his book, Welcome to the Monkey House, and is now available on DVD. Vonnegut’s powerful and incisive story critiques egalitarian statism in which …

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The Good Guys and the Bad Guys

  • May 25, 2009
  • Louis Markos
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There are few characters in literature who embody positive goodness more powerfully than Aslan. In his presence, the children feel at once a sense of joy and fear, an ecstasy mingled with terror, an intimation of both the actively sublime and the passively beautiful. Aslan is neither a pretty object …

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