1984

Much has been said about George Orwell's classic, 1984, as of late.  This dystopian novel has recently shot to the top of the bestseller list in the current age of alternative facts and critical thought suppression.  The book had been on my reading list for some time, so I thought I was due to dust…

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Anna Karenina and the Contemporary Treatment of Women

Society has been inundated recently with stories of oppressed women.  The #MeToo campaign, in particular, gained traction after media outlets publicized sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein and other powerful men (PolisPandit wrote about it here).  Stories detailing the plight of women at the hands of powerful male oppressors have persisted for centuries.  Whether due…

Book Review: The Jungle

Many people read this book in high school, and if they didn't, they should now.  Not only is Upton Sinclair a phenomenal writer, but he's also an inspiring political activist.  At a time when workers had little to no rights, protections, or collective bargaining abilities, Sinclair brought cultural awareness to the food production epidemic in…