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Is Happiness Boring?: The Failure of Utopia and Why Agent Smith Might Be Right About Us.

The problems of a perfect world seem to be a favorite subject with authors of science fiction, and even works styling themselves as utopian seem unable to resist veering toward the dark side of a peaceful society.  Somehow or other, perfection in thes… Continue reading

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Study Released: Children’s Literature May Not Be Sending the Right Message

There is a certain pleasure to be had in reading books like Kingsley’s The Water-Babies, if only because it is always funny to see so many blistering and well-aimed zingers in one place. You just have to admire the craft, especially when it’s done… Continue reading

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