Sir Huffchester's latest ponderings are particularly interesting this morning because they contain a hefty reference to Atlas Shrugged.
Alas, he fails to mention one of Uncle Murray's favourite Sci-Fi novels, Harrison Bergeron, a superb book turned into the movie 2081, but it's still a pretty good piece, for all that.
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Jack Maturin on February 24, 2010 at 07:16 AM
Sir Huff, if you liked Atlas Shrugged, why don't you try the Kurt Vonnegut novel, Harrison Bergeron?
This was adapted into a recent film, 2081, the strapline of which was:
"Everyone will finally be equal"
The DVD of this film has just been released.
Another book you might want to try is:
"The Menace of the Herd or Procrustes At Large"
This is a book on socialism by Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn.
Harrison Bergeron is actually a very short story, which can be read at
My favorite character is the United States Handicapper General.
For a recent commentary, see
It's a shame Mr V didn't turn it into a fuller novel. SlaughterHouse V is such a great anti-war piece, that a fully-fledged Harrison Bergeron would have been brilliant to go alongside it.
But then, would that have left room for Ice-9? :-)
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