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By Margaret Peterson Haddix

ISBN-10: 0689848080

ISBN-13: 9780689848087

Luke Garner is terrified.

Out of hiding for the 1st time in his lifestyles, he is aware that any minute one in every of his new classmates at Hendricks institution for Boys might realize his mystery: that he's a 3rd baby passing because the lately deceased Lee supply. And in a society the place it's unlawful for households to have greater than little ones, being a 3rd baby ability convinced dying by the hands of the feared inhabitants Police.

His first event outdoor the protection of his house is bewildering. There's now not a unmarried window anyplace within the tuition; Luke can't inform his classmates aside (even as they topic him to brutal hazing); and the lecturers look oblivious to it all.

Desperate to slot in, Luke endures the confusion and teasing until eventually he discovers an unlocked door to the skin, and an opportunity to appreciate what's rather happening. yet to take this chance—to discover the secrets and techniques of Hendricks—Luke might want to set aside his fears and find a braveness lifetime in hiding couldn't thwart.

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In Brave New World, on the other hand, all are permitted to indulge their sexual impulses without let or hindrance. The society described in Orwells fable is a society permanently at war, and the aim of its rulers is first, of course, to exercise power for its own delightful sake and, second, to keep their subjects in that state of constant tension which a state of constant war demands of those who wage it. By crusading against sexuality the bosses are able to maintain the required tension in their followers and at the same time can satisfy their lust for power in a most gratifying way.

Lead us not into temptation,” we pray-and with good reason; for when human beings are tempted too enticingly or too long, they generally yield. A democratic constitution is a device for preventing the local rulers from yielding to those particularly dangerous temptations that arise when too much power is concentrated in too few hands. Such a constitution works pretty well where, as in Britain or the United States, there is a traditional respect for constitutional procedures. Where the republican or limited monarchical tradition is weak, the best of constitutions will not prevent ambitious politicians from succumbing with glee and gusto to the temptations of power.

So far as the masses of mankind are concerned, the coming time will not be the Space Age; it will be the Age of Over-population. We can parody the words of the old song and ask, Will the space that you’re so rich in Light a fire in the kitchen, Or the little god of space turn the spit, spit, spit? The answer, it is obvious, is in the negative. A settlement on the moon may be of some military advantage to the nation that does the settling. But it will do nothing whatever to make life more tolerable, during the fifty years that it will take our present population to double, for the earth’s undernourished and proliferating billions.

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