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02 June 2010



Animal Farm. I think we all read it in middle school, but it was more interesting when I read it again (way after middle school).


"The Giver" and "The Anthem" both have similar messages about the loss of fulfillment and self-actualization in planned societies.

Tammy Carroll

I was just coming to post "The Giver"! I read it when it was assigned to my fifth grade son this past April. You can only imagine how interesting it was to compare the parts I found most compelling to discuss and the points my son wanted to talk about.

Trish Howe

Some might argue this isn't true fiction, but The Invisible Heart by Russ Roberts seems an obvious -- and enjoyable - choice. One econ professor calls reading it, "Taking the Red Pill" a la The Matrix as it changes how you see the world.


The Space Trilogy by C. S. Lewis I think would be a great compliment to the non-fiction.

In "That Hideous Strength" he tells about a government-funded scientific think tank, the National Institute for Coordinated Experiments (N.I.C.E.), that dictates government policy according to eugenic, utilitarian principles.

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