Immerse Yourself in For the Minds and Wills of Men with Sample Questions and a Chance to Connect with Author Jeff Lanier!
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SAMPLE BOOK CLUB QUESTIONS
What is the significance of the title “For the Minds and Wills of Men” and how does it represent one strategy of the Cold War?
One of the book’s themes is trust and mistrust. How is this reflected in the novel and how is the theme apropos for the Cold War and McCarthyism in America? Are there elements of mistrust in our society today?
Liz Bower represents a ‘cold warrior’ (as does Dickie) and the lesser-known men and women who engaged in the cultural and phycological war. What surprises you about her character? And was she a reliable character even though she had secrets to hide? Could she be considered a protagonist?
Liz speaks about art in a specific way, as something that “challenges one to question their beliefs, to challenge the social fabric one lives in. You may be attracted or repulsed by a piece, but art forces you to evaluate your world.” What do you think about this view? What do you think is the purpose of art in society?
Who would you consider to be the antagonist of the story? Is it Ira? And, can his views be unpacked and understood to some extent? How do we view McCarthyism seventy years later?
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