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Harrison Bergeron

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Harrison Bergeron

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Author: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Publisher: Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, 1961

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Book Type: Short Story
Genre: Science-Fiction
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It is the year 2081. Because of Amendments 211, 212, and 213 to the Constitution, every American is fully equal, meaning that no one is stupider, uglier, weaker, or slower than anyone else. The Handicapper General and a team of agents ensure that the laws of equality are enforced.

One April, fourteen-year-old Harrison Bergeron is taken away from his parents, George and Hazel, by the government.

The story was the basis for a 1995 cable television movie as well as a 2009 short film.

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