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Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels, and the Royal Society - Guest Work

Jean Balchin Jan 18, 2018

The eighteenth century was an era of giddy scientific progress and the rejection of outdated beliefs. Observation and reason challenged preconceived notions about science, with the effects rippling into the religious and political spheres. Jonathan Swift was probably the most astute and innovative satirist of his age. As a High Anglican, Swift was greatly suspicious of the political and … Read More