Choose a single passage in The Space Merchants that seems to you to offer a critique of the present in some way (either the present of 1952 or the present of 2013). Copy out the passage, and explain carefully what the critique is and how the novel carries it out.
Essays forbidden. A paragraph of commentary would be about right.
Group 1: you may write, or comment, in any way you like.
Bonus: link to, or include an image of, an ad which resonates with the world of advertising as Pohl and Kornbluth render it.