That's the part that was the most interesting to me, if only because (this is not a snipe at you) the idea of something seeming really right-wing, but actually turning out to be extreme left-wing when you look at it close enough, isn't actually that surprising to me (and I'm not trying to make myself sound like a genius by saying that either.)
As for 1984, it's a great book alright, but you probably know most of the plot and the concepts and it's a high COMPLIMENT on my part, IMO, that it's best read in high school. I hope they keep assigning it to kids too. Sadly they're probably still assigning A Separate Peace too, LOL imagine having to read that at the same time as a Heinlein novel.
I had a lit professor who speculated that A Separate Peace, The Catcher In The Rye and Lord Of The Flies ended up being the most assigned books in high schools because they were sold together in sets? Do you know anything about this?
Oh hey, read all the L. Ron you want--I'd actually kind of like to read Dianetics in full someday, albeit for the same reasons I read Atlas Shrugged. I actually read parts of my mom's old copy and all I remember is the bit about the knitting needle. I never get sick of laughing at ol' ElRon, too bad his cult actually still has all that power in spite of everyone knowing what fruitcakes they are. I did know that some real authors have praised a couple of his books but I don't know that I'll ever read his actual sci-fi.
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