Death of a Salesman

Arthur Miller

Another old high school book. Reading it again I found that the school curriculum surrounding it, rather than promoting a true understanding of the work, did more to defang the clearly anti-capitalist message at the core of the plot. I think The Crucible is the better of Miller's two plays I've read, but I only keep Salesman as proof of the irony found within my old schooling system's purported goals of “promoting critical thinking,” so long as the thinking isn't critical of anything actually important.

Perhaps the amount of unbridled annoyance that caused is why I ended up liking the works of Noam Chomsky so much...

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