Professor Boudreaux on the late Ira Levin:
"Rosemary’s Baby" and "The Boys from Brazil" are indeed the two most popular novels written by the late Ira Levin ("’Rosemary’s Baby’ Author Ira Levin Dies," November 14). But his best work, in my opinion, is his little-known 1970 novel "This Perfect Day." In this work, Mr. Levin describes the horrors unleashed by a collectivist mentality that deifies the state as the creator of all that is orderly and good in society – a mentality that, as a result, empowers government to crush liberty and individuality. "This Perfect Day" should rank with other collectivist-dystopian works such as Orwell’s "1984" and with Huxley’s "Brave New World."