Over a hundred years old, but still a compelling read. His racism is evident, but one has to consider the time in which he is writing. As to the "socialist rhetoric" one comment found unnecessary, Sinclair was a socialist. My suspicion is that the roughly 15 pages devoted to rhetoric at the end of a nearly 400 page book is to make sure that the reader understand that although the characters are fiction, the evils of laissez faire capitalism are not, and that to Sinclair, America's hope is in socialism.

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