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Swift, Morrison I

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(1856-1946) US political thinker, agitator and author whose early anarchism, which brought him fame, decayed in his old age into antisemitic fascism; his novels come from his earlier years. He published three novels of some interest: A League of Justice; Or, Is It Right to Rob the Robbers? (1893) is set in a Near Future America bedevilled by inequality, but transformed into a just society by the eponymous league, which robs the rich and gives to the poor; The Monarch Billionaire (1903), is a symposium tale whose discussions edge futurewards; The Horroboos (1911) is an anti-capitalist Satire set in Africa, where a missionary exploits the imaginary eponymous tribe. [JC]

Morrison Isaac Swift

born Ravenna, Ohio: 1856

died Newton Center, Massachusetts: 1946



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