• 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 ï¬nally 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 deï¬nes 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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