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The 2016 “Handicapper General”
 
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The 2016 “Handicapper General”

In college, I read a short story titled “Harrison Bergeron.” The piece was written by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., in 1961, and published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. That piece was eye-opening for me, and pushed me to think about the world, particularly government policies, in a different way. In the piece, Vonnegut...
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2081 Depicts the Threat of “Egalitarian” Tyranny

The remarkable and haunting, independent, 2009, science fiction short film, 2081: Everyone Will Finally Be Equal, is based on the Kurt Vonnegut short story, “Harrison Bergeron,” from his book, Welcome to the Monkey House (directed by Chandler Tuttle and produced by Thor Halvorssen), and is now available on DVD. Vonnegut’s powerful and incisive story...
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