Babies – lekker!

[Jonathan Swift] achieved greatness with a permanent classic for both adults and children in “Gulliver’s Travels,” something matched only by Defoe’s “Robinson Crusoe,” and with what is the greatest satire in English (and perhaps any language), “A Modest Proposal,” which proves by careful arguments — statistical, mathematical and social — that the solution to impoverished Ireland’s problems is the eating of babies and the selling of their carcasses.

See a review of Swift’s most recent biography at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/01/books/review/jonathan-swift-by-leo-damrosch.html?_r=0

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