• The Iron Heel takes certain circumstances of the time, anchored in the tension between socialism and capitalism.
• It posits a two-tiered future with a more immediate future of socialist revolution, and a centuries-distant, near-Utopian future in which that revolution has ﬁnally succeeded.
• Contemporary authority H. Bruce Franklin writes about the origins and intentions of The Iron Heel and its author, socialist writer Jack London.
• He talks about the remarkable accuracy of London's futuristic vision and he deﬁnes the forces, grounded in capitalism, against which London struggled as an individual and against which the revolutionaries struggle in his book.
• He catalogs both the causes and results of the workers' revolution in the book that have, since its publication in the early 1900s, come into actual being.
• He also describes the personal and creative circumstances in London's life that gave rise to his creation of the book.
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