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A player reading the text.

Harrison Bergeron is a satirical, dystopian science fiction short story written by Kurt Vonnegut and first published in October 1961. The plot is set in the year 2081. Due to the 211th, 212th and 213th Amendments to the Constitution of America, all Americans are mandated equal. “They were not only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way." In America no one is more intelligent than anyone else, no one is better looking or more athletic than anyone else. In order to stop any sort of competition in society these measures are enforced by the United States Handicapper General. David had a copy of this text in his bookshelf. When the players visited the Abandoned Cabin, Niklos insisted that this and the other books on the shelf were clues to the ultimate truth.

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