Important book to read if you want to understand how power works outside of elections. It's a story about Robert Moses, who did some great things and some horrible things in New York City and beyond for nearly 50 years, and how power can change a person - a person who was never elected to office.
The Double by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Most significant of the Russian novelist's early stories (1846) offers a straight-faced treatment of a hallucinatory theme. Golyadkin senior is a powerless target of persecution by Golyadkin junior, his double in almost every respect. Familiar Dostoyevskan themes of helplessness, victimization, scandal — beautifully handled in this small masterpiece. #doverthrift #classiclit #doverthrift #classiclit