R.U.R., by Čapek, Karel

Almost in complete contrary opposition to Wells' The Man Who Could Work Miracles is Karel Capek's R.U.R., or Rossum's Universal Robots (Rossumovi Univerzalni Roboti in the original Czech). This work is a play that Capek wrote in the early 1920's, probably as a reaction to rampant industrialization and the rapid military build up after WWI, slavery, communism and socialism, and runaway greed. At least, Capek rails against all of those things in the play. Three-and-a-half s[…]

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