Meccania

The Super-State

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Author: Owen Gregory
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 72,316 / 206 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.9
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,376
Added to site: 2010.03.20
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This prophetic description of Germany in 1970 is full of grim humor; but it is more grim than humorous. By that time Germany has become entirely segregated from the rest of Europe and even to get there travelers have to cross a No Man's Land of five miles. Germany, isolated from the civilized world, continues on quite logical lines, her mania for the State and Liberty is never mentioned except by a few old men in lunatic asylums.

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be like certain cranks from this country who come back and tell us there is no poverty in Meccania, there are no strikes, there is no disorder, no ignorance, no preventible disease. You at any rate are not a simpleton to be taken in by any sort of hocus-pocus. But the Meccanians are very clever, and they manage to impose on many people who are not so wideawake as you are. How much you will be allowed to see I don't know. It is a good many years since I was there, but, if things are managed as I am told they are now, you will not see all you want by any means. In fact, in one sense, you would learn far more from books--you read Meccanian easily already, I know--than from an actual visit. But unless you go there you will not feel satisfied that what you read is true, and you will not have the same sense of reality.

"The great thing is to look at the country as a whole--I don't mean geographically, but spiritually. There is always a tendency for foolish people to take this idea from one country and that

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2010.11.10
Sol
*****

An excellent fiction and compelling - the story flows well, and many concepts are quite relevant to the political climate of today.

However, rather than seeing this story solely with reference to post-WW1 Germany, though having studied European history between-the-wars, it was eerie how much of this story parallels the reportage out of present-day North Korea.

Quality: negligible misspellings, nicely formatted (PDB version).

Well worth the read!


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