“We read it first as an adventure story, when we were kids, without understanding the political context in Europe or the philosophical context. Then when we read it again as adults we realise that Swift is having a good deal of fun here. Just the religious allegory with the Big-enders and the Little-enders and the idea of people who live forever. And don’t they just turn out to be the kind of people who live forever today?” Read more...
The Best Political Satire Books
P. J. O’Rourke,