The malleable politics of 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Published: November 24, 2013

Like any good dystopia, "The Hunger Games" depicts a frightening world that resonates with the anxieties of contemporary audiences -- a futuristic version of North America blighted by income inequality, government overreach and sadistic entertainment.

With the release of the box-office juggernaut "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" this weekend, the debate over the political interpretations of author Suzanne Collins' bestselling trilogy is heating up, with thinkers on the left and the right both seeing their views reflected in it.

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