Religious was kind of a big deal back then.
If you ever wondered what Mr. Swift might say about today's satire, look no further. In latest news, he's lost his wig.
Reading A Modest Proposal won't cost you a cent.
It was only a matter of time before Swift's satire of cannibalism inspired a horror movie. In true Swiftian style, Boneboys is a comedy-horror hybrid.
One of Swift's closest buddies was Alexander Pope, another heavy hitter in the eighteenth-century literary world. Here's a comparison of their work.
Here's proof that Swift's satire holds up in the twenty-first century: Stephen Colbert reads a passage of A Modest Proposal to support Ted Turner's ideas on reducing overpopulation.
More photos of Swift's famous wig than you'd ever wanted to see.
What does A Modest Proposal reveal about the wacky mind of Jonathan Swift? This radio program has it covered.
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Check out Swift's excellent hairstyle.