Fair New World is that rare thing: an entirely independent-minded book that is fearless in its
satire of existing orthodoxies, no matter which direction they come from. In my course on
dystopian futures it always stimulates lively and prolonged discussion. My students couldn't
agree on whether it is more scathing in its depiction of Feminania or Bruteland, and its proposed
solutions led to much wistful longing.
The novel is a living example of the importance of free speech and free thought, rarely found
these days in higher education, and that is only one of the many reasons that it is a valuable
teaching tool. It is also great fun to read, making us constantly stop and think as we trip over its
hilarious extrapolations from the everyday craziness that surrounds us.
---Daphne Patai, Professor, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
To the casual reader some of these excursions may appear too bizarre to be taken seriously. The
truth, however, is more disturbing. Fair New World satirizes the actual daily life in a growing
number of North American universities.
---David Smith, Reviewer, Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship Newsletter
It's the most politically incorrect work of art I have ever seen. It's also hilariously funny and
---Karen Selick, Reviewer, Canadian Lawyer Magazine
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|Size: ||1.2 MB|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||9780786756285 (DRM-EPUB)|
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