A Modest Proposal, is a Juvenalian satirical essay. Swift suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocks heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as Irish policy in general.
Had a teacher tell me about this book. Thought I'd look it up. As my title states, it's... interesting, for lack of another word.
The ultimate dead baby joke
A compelling argument
Gave me the chills. Wonder what the public response to this was like.