A Modest Proposal and Other Satires

would a modern audience be more or less offended by swifts proposal?

The modest proposal

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The first time I read this satire I was shocked. Over the years, I have come to understand Swift's politics a bit more and appreciate the humor of this satire. The humor is evident immediately, and I do not think it provokes offense, but for me it has always contained an enormous amount of shock value.