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[comics] Ask Metafilter: What’s the appeal of Catch-22 by Joseph Heller?‘The disillusionment portrayed in Catch 22 is symbolic of the disillusionment that was forming in the American conscious throughout the 20th century. Just look at Vietnam, a war that began just a few years after Catch 22′s publication. And I would say that the same ideas are still with us, maybe growing. Our Presidential and congressional leaders seem just as incapable of hearing the truth as any authorities in Catch 22. All one can do is navigate through the bureaucracy, using its illogical rules to our own advantage whenever possible.’

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This entry was posted on Saturday, March 3rd, 2007 at 11:43 pm and is filed under Books, War.

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