Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Read & Discuss

Today's assignment is the classic short story, "Harrison Bergeron," by Kurt Vonnegut. If you do not already have this story in your collection, you can find a copy online at this link:

Questions for Discussion:

1. Is this story the whole Libertarian philosophy in a nutshell, or what?

2. Who's your pick for Handicapper General?

3. Is George's "appliance" unnecessary, now that all we have iPods?

4. Is it just ironic as all hell that this story, which is the copyrighted property of a living author, has been bootlegged and placed online by the head of the Philosophy Department at West Valley College, for the express purpose of using it as required reading in her course, Introduction to Ethics?