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The Understated Brilliance of Harrison Bergeron

Kurt Vonnegut’s dystopian short story, set in 2081, is about a society which brutally enforces equality. All forms of privilege are actively abolished in this brave new world to ensure everyone is completely equal all the time.

Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was

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