Hunger Games

If you’ve read the Harry Potter or The Hunger Games books (or seen the movies), you know that the protagonists in those series have to contend with the “powers that be.”

For Harry and his friends, it’s the Ministry of Magic, which mostly serves as an obstacle to the young wizards’ efforts to defeat Voldemort. Katniss, on the other hand, is fighting a more sinister and systemic evil: government itself.

Here’s an intriguing comparison of the role of government in the two series. Interesting how the latter may mirror many Americans’ attitudes now.

Peter Blair – “Remember Who the Real Enemy Is”