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The Theory of the Leisure Class (Modern Library Classics)
Thorstein Veblen, Alan Wolfe
A Magic of Twilight - S.L. Farrell Described to me as "S. L. Farrel's A Magic of Twilight trilogy does deal with the conflict between people who think their power comes from the gods and people who can use this same power and are atheists; I haven't finished it, but I think the atheists are in the right (as the acknowledgments credits Richard Dawkins with some of the ideas explored in the book). It's interesting stuff that I would put in the 'castle opera' subgenre, where it's conflict between nations that's political and pragmatic, instead of being about "evil shit coming from the north" or "catastrophe from beyond threatens everyone" or "kill the evil sorcerer overlord". "