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How does The Hunger Games compare to other classic stories of children fighting children?

Summary: As we watch “Mockingjay”, the 3rd movie in the Hunger Games series, let’s compare Suzanne Collins’ books to the other classics of children fighting children — Lord of the Flies (William Golding , 1954) and Tunnel in the Sky (Robert Heinlein, 1955). Children fighting for their lives against other children, a gripping story-telling motif …

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Orson Scott Card and the Dark Side of “Ender’s Game”

Orson Scott Card has become the latest icon in the culture war.  DC hired Card to write Superman comics. The Left protested Card’s right-wing views (especially his anti-gay stance). DC fired Card. Conservatives protest this economic sanction due to non-job-related personal opinions (like Scientific American firing a writer for his Christian views).  See the details …

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The Real Revolution in Military Affairs (it’s not what you think)

Summary: one of the most important and least discussed changes in the nature of warfare is who does the fighting. Women and children acting as soldiers are not unknown in the past, but never with such a large and increasing role. Their participation changes the very nature of war, with effects today we can only …

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