Quote from R.A. Lafferty

This is from PAST MASTER by R.A. Lafferty. Like many a work of his, the satire is so sharp it burns like acid. In this scene, Thomas More, philosopher, author, statesman, and the author of UTOPIA, has been brought forward by time travelers, perhaps by mistake, to be elevated by fake election to be world-leader of the perfect planet, Golden Astrobe which, inexplicably, is dying of its imperfections.


My comment: I note that this was written in AD 1968, before satire was taken as sober advocacy, and the things here offered as outrageous excesses of a far planet in the far future were not matters currently in the newspapers, or soon to be.

Source: Quote from R.A. Lafferty