In "Tony and the Beetles", Philip K. Dick provides an allegory of postcolonialism and the impact of white privledge on people as they grow up.
In this episide we begin a two-episode series on The Rights of Man, Thomas Paine's defense of the French Revolution. In the first part of this important book, Paine focuses on principles and responses to some of Edmund Burke's most odious critiques of the French Revolution.
In this episode of the Philip K. Dick Book Club we examine "The Cookie Lady," Dicks retelling of the Hansel and Gretel story. But what does a story about the old consuming the young have to do with our time? A lot, it seems.
In this episode we look at the remainder of Paine's pamphlets, including the final Crisis articles and "Agrarian Justice."
In "Martians Come in Clouds", Philip K. Dick takes on lynching and race relations in the suburbs. Or maybe he is just writing science fiction.
In this episode we continue reading The Crisis and see as Paine begins to think about what kind of nation will come out of the armed conflict with Britain.