@mooncake Yeah it was great for that. Also challenging lots of preconceptions. In many places my first reaction was 'hmm not sure I like the sound of that..' Like the dormitories, the absent parenting, the kids just being assigned a name. And then over time I'd start thinking 'wait, exactly why don't I like that idea?' Like is there objectively something wrong with it or just because of the particular cultural hegemony I've grown up in.
Which contradictions were you thinking of?
@neil mostly I think of the part when it becomes clear the workers council doesn’t like or trust Shevek anymore, but also the whole “society conceived of as a revolution therefore what are you rebelling against” part very interesting as well
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