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The Iron Heel

The Iron Heel is a dystopian novel by American writer Jack London, first published in 1908.

Generally considered to be «the earliest of the modern Dystopian», it chronicles the rise of an oligarchic tyranny in the United States. It is arguably the novel in which Jack London's socialist views are most explicitly on display. A forerunner of soft science fiction novels and stories of the 1960s and '70s, the book stresses future changes in society and politics while paying much less attention to technological changes.
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    Laura Littlehas quoted2 years ago
    John Stuart Mill, in his
    essay, ON LIBERTY, wrote: "Wherever there is an ascendant
    class, a large portion of the morality emanates from its
    class interests and its class feelings of su
    Laura Littlehas quoted2 years ago
    I was beginning to see through the appearances of the society in which I had always lived,
    Laura Littlehas quoted2 years ago
    "But why is it policy?" I asked.
    "We're all solid with the corporations," he answered. "If you paid advertising rates, you couldn't get any such matter into the papers. A man who tried to smuggle it in would lose his job. You couldn't get it in if you paid ten times the regular advertising rates."
    "How about your own policy?" I questioned. "It would seem your function is to twist truth at the command of your employers, who, in turn, obey the behests of the corporations."

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