Screwtape proposes a toast (English)

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Screwtape proposes a toast (English)
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A Satirical Epistolary Short Story By C. S. Lewis These are excerpts from “Screwtape proposes a toast” essay by C. S. Lewis. These excerpts address the issues and dilemma of Democracy how it leads to the dictatorship of the majority and the creation of personal envy and all-out evil, as we are witnessing around the world, in every country and society and every system of governing, which is supposedly “democratic.” The scene is in Hell at the annual dinner of the Tempters’ Training College for young devils. The principal, Dr. Slubgob, has just proposed the health of the guests. Screwtape, a very experienced Devil, who is the guest of honour, rises to reply: