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The Iron Heel Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

What aspects of the tension between socialism and capitalism do you see manifesting in today's society - economically, socially, politically, philosophically? Do you foresee contemporary tensions taking the same confrontational course as the tensions in the book? Why or why not? If not, how do you see those tensions resolving?

Consider what has happened vis-à-vis the dynamics and relationship between socialism and capitalism over the years since the book was written. Do you agree with the Introduction's suggestion that The Iron Heel was profoundly prophetic about how the relationship between socialism and capitalism, specifically in the United States? Why or why not?

What do you think the author intends by having Meredith's introduction and footnotes suggest that much of what Avis says about her husband and their goals is less than entirely correct?

Discuss whether Avis's transformation from daughter of the Oligarchy to revolutionist is motivated...

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