February 7, 1812: Charles Dickens was born.
A few years ago, I would have said that Bleak House contains the most insight for modern times via the case of Jarndyce v. Jarndyce.
Now, however, I think we're back to A Tale of Two Cities.
Reincarnations of Madame Defarge can be found in many a news story and on social media.
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