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Monday, May 11, 2020

When a group of schoolboys were marooned on an island in 1965, it turned out very differently from William Golding's bestseller, writes Rutger Bregman.



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Worth reading the whole article!
As I was reading it I was amazed at their good luck to have remained in relatively good health, apart from one incident (trying not to give spoilers).

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-05-11 11:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Indeed, this is quite a deviation from the garbage we have been fed about human nature and conditions for survival. The information on Golding makes our education system quite clearly reinforcement of inequity. What a lovely read, thanks!

#2 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-05-11 04:04 PM | Reply

Wonderful story of human triumph.

Thanks Gal.

#3 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-05-11 04:46 PM | Reply

You mean the boys in Lord Of The Flies were only a metaphor?
It was really just explaining how a tolerant, peaceful society will be overrun by intolerance and thuggery, when it allows itself to harbor intolerance and brutality?

Mind. Blown.
Why didn't they tell us this was the point when they made us read it in high school?

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-11 04:49 PM | Reply

What a great story. This has got Disney written all over it. What are they waiting for?

Oh, and I really hope the author ends up publishing Warner's memoirs. Sounds like he has an interesting story to tell beyond just this one.

#5 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-05-11 05:21 PM | Reply

cool story...

#6 | Posted by earthmuse at 2020-05-12 02:03 PM | Reply

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