The number one reason why professors assign their own books for class reading is not ego or profit but because everyone else’s books are wrong!
(Explanation: Hugo award voters can choose “no award” if they’re dissatisfied with all the nominated works.)
It’s important to put current events into historical context, but with enough historical context, the only meaningful response to anything is WHO CARES OH MY GOD WE LIVE IN HOUSES AND AREN’T STARVING ALL THE TIME!
To any Europeans who are confused by the American presidential election: just imagine that it’s a really long, high-stakes Eurovision and you’ll get the picture.
I don’t want some career plumber working on my blocked system. Plumbers are just part of the problem! Send in the ballerina!