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My Modern Day Modest Proposal

Jonathon Swift wrote one of the best pieces of English satire in 1729 in reaction to England’s treatment of the Irish. I read it in college having chosen to major in English and wanting to be a writer myself.

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Penguin Black Books

Having recently wandered back to England, I found myself in dire need of a new book – or rather as it always seems to turn out for people like us – books. 588 more words


Simple Answer To Inequality, Reasonableness Ensured

Note: As you can probably tell from the title and essay-esque format, this is not going to be my usual type of post–I wanted to experiment with a different style. 642 more words


A Proposal to Save Trees

Humanity has occupied Earth for as long as we can imagine, insatiably consuming resources without premeditated thought: monolithic structures have become polylithic; pure has become contaminated; virginity has become aged. 810 more words


A Modest Proposal for Cooperation Among Progressives in Alberta

“I shall now therefore humbly propose my own thoughts, which I hope will not be liable to the least objection” — Jonathan Swift,  A Modest Proposal (1729) … 812 more words

Politics And Government

Honors 11: "A Modest Proposal" Quiz + Kurt Vonnegut

We took a partner/pod quiz today regarding your reading of “A Modest Proposal”. We then took some notes on our author, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. We watched this… 69 more words

Honors 11



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So this is written on the first page of my “textbook” for my 18th Century Literature course in my undergraduate English major program (1962-1964, BA ’64). 520 more words

Education And Learning