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For those of you who don’t know Harrison Bergeron is a fantastic short story by Kurt Vonnegut, an author near and dear to most upstate New Yorkers. How many other authors set anything in the city of Schenectady? The general plot of the story is a description of a world where everyone has been made equal, both physically and mentally, by the “Handicapper General” of the United States. Full text available here.
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[…] references Harrison Bergeron, the short story by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (published in 1961), which NOL treated few years ago. I have to admit, I only knew the author’s name and no more. The opening is […]