War with the Newts. Karel Čapek

War with the Salamanders, is a 1936 satirical science fiction novel by Czech author Karel Čapek. The book is a dark satire, poking fun extensively at the contemporary European politics, including colonialism, fascism and Nazism, segregation in America, and the arms race. A notable satirical point is the mentioned research of a German scientist who has determined that the German Newts are actually a superior Nordic race, and that as such they have a right to expand their living space at the expense of the inferior breeds of Newts.

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War with the Newts. Karel Čapek

War with the Newts. Karel Čapek

War with the Salamanders, is a 1936 satirical science fiction novel by Czech author Karel Čapek. The book is a dark satire, poking fun extensively at the contemporary European politics, including colonialism, fascism and Nazism, segregation in America, and the arms race. A notable satirical point is the mentioned research of a German scientist who has determined that the German Newts are actually a superior Nordic race, and that as such they have a right to expand their living space at the expense of the inferior breeds of Newts.

Project Gutenberg Australia - read online