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The Iron Heel Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 10, 11 and 12 Summary

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Chapters 10, 11 and 12 Summary

Chapter ten begins with Avis's comment that shortly after the dinner party, her life, along with those of Everhard, her father, and the American revolutionaries, soon got sucked into a "vortex" of violent, anti-revolutionary activity. She writes of how her father's book "Economics and Education" was suppressed shortly after it was published, an action undertaken, according to Everhard, by the Oligarchy, that quickly led to the suppression of all socialist publications. As she records Everhard's comment that "the Iron Heel is getting bold", Avis writes of how large strikes across the country were "broken" (i.e., halted) by those responding to and wielding the power of the Oligarchy, leaving the revolution essentially "crushed". Everhard sees the situation as an omen of the inevitability of the revolution becoming violent, adding that his partners in revolution still hope for a "peaceful" resolution of the conflict in the...

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