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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

I.Q.

Player Piano

Kurt Vonnegut

1952

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2018-02-18

'"Well - I think it's a grave mistake to put on public record everyone's I.Q...Things are certainly set up for a class war based on conveniently established lines of demarkation. And I must say that the basic assumption of the present setup is a grade-A incitement to violence: the smarter you are, the better you are. Used to be that the richer you were, the better you were. Either one is, you'll admit, pretty tough for the have-not's to take. The criterion of brains is better than the one of money, but" - he held his thumb and forefinger about a sixteenth of an inch apart - "about that much better."' - Player Piano, Kurt Vonnegut

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