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What were Diana Moon Glampers' motivations in "Harrison Bergeron"?

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The thing about authoritarian governments is this: the leaders all believe that they are doing the right thing for their respective countries regardless of the negative consequences. Diana Moon Glampers is no different. This idea of everyone being "equal" would be, to most at least, a desirable trait and Diana Moon Glampers is enforcing that trait. So, even though we might look at Moon Glampers's ideas regarding "equality" as warped, she probably sincerely believes she is...

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