If you liked The Iron Heel by Jack London or you liked Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, then you will be annoyed by this book. It is anti both. The setting is a dystopia, but the people living in it do not know this. It is a working and stable dystopia that can be extrapolated from the current state of this world's political economy. We recognize the dystopia because we cannot imagine living like that. There is no impossible hero who fixes what ails mankind. There are many people doing everything wrong and getting on with life. It takes an outside force to upend the dystopia and set mankind on a new course.
All Science Fiction is filled with political, religious and social allusions as is most secular literature. Jack London said that you could not remove his [Darwinian] philosophy from his writing without removing the story. Ayn Rand said that Christianity is a religion for losers. Do not look for a validation of the current generation of left or right world views in this book. There is more sympathy with the social and political structure of the pre-Christian polis than with what is currently accepted or debated. A different set of questions are being asked.
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