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Q: Is Anathem a version of Plato's Republic?

DukeZhouThose who have read the novel and have a little Plato will understand why I ask. We often point to Swift as the originator of modern speculative fiction, but Plato introduced a mythology of Atlantis as an allegory. Plato's philosophy comes to us mainly in the form of narrative, a form definitely...

 
 
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1:54 PM
A state committee of the communications watchdog RosKomNadzor today suggested to give the "extremist ideology" status to LGBT movements, to "radical feminism" (whatever that means) and to "the childfree movement".
This will make it a punishable crime to even mention LGBT or childfree without stating outright that you oppose this "extremist movement". Any mention of LGBT without a statement in parentheses (*considered extremism in the Russian Federation) may bring you a fine or a prison term.
My country is sliding back into Middle Ages.
 

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