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Tinny Ray's review contains some errors in my opinion. Bellamy did NOT "show disdain for individuality" nor did he "wish to make everyone the same"
In this treatise he actually states that the Revolution would ALLOW FOR more diversity (clothing could be of ANY style, not just what was "fashionable" or available in shops, for instance.) I don't think the reviewer actually read the treatise.
Realize this was the 3rd most popular novel in the 19th century in America. As such it has its merits.
It points out the incredible wrongs in the society of the day, and offers a manner in which to fix them! It would still be valid today, where the rich control the world, and the poor have nothing.
It does NOT support communism as some think. A true socialism does not have totalitarian aspects. A true democracy IS true socialism, and people today have forgotten why America was supposedly founded. THE PEOPLE, not the rich, not "the government" and not corporations, need to run the country.
That said, if this is not your type of reading you'll be quickly bored, so I'm not giving it a 5 star rating either.
12/04/2015