Before Eckels embarks on the Time Safari, President Keith recently won the election over a dictatorial candidate named Deutscher. Both Eckels and the man behind the desk are glad that Keith won the presidency and the receptionist elaborates on Deutscher's political platform by saying,
There's an anti-everything man for you, a militarist, anti-Christ, anti-human, anti-intellectual. (Bradbury, 2).
The receptionist also informs Eckels that a few worried citizens called their office to request leaving the present to live in the distant past if Deutscher became president. Before Eckels travels sixty million years in the past to hunt a dinosaur, America is a peaceful, democratic nation, where personal and religious freedoms are celebrated and society is tolerant, educated, and stable.
During the Time Safari, Eckels panics when he comes face-to-face with a ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex. Unfortunately, Eckels runs off the Path and accidentally steps on a prehistoric butterfly, which...
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