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Mr. Montag, You’re Nasty!

248aeeed-13ec-410c-8976-8feb8be1870bThis is the first post of a two-part essay on Fahrenheit 451 and its application to colleges and community today.

Why is a liberal arts education necessary for young people today and for humanity’s future? To answer this question, we might benefit from Ray Bradbury past analysis in Fahrenheit 451. Bradbury’s novel, published in 1953, warns that the death of books—as well as leisure, thinking, and happiness—is principally caused by the “comfortable people.” Who are these people? Would Bradbury see them among us today? If so, what remedy or hope might Bradbury offer? Continue reading Mr. Montag, You’re Nasty!