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On the surface, Swift mocks the English political/cultural invasion of Ireland. On another level, his "modest" proposal is also a stab at the soulless, utilitarian aspects of enlightenment thinking. If there is a "thesis" for Swift, it likely lies in the idea that human problems cannot be solved by rational thought alone.
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