In Joseph Heller’s Catch-22, there is the following exchange between the anti-hero Yossarian and the unwavering mind of military authority:
Major Danby replied indulgently with a wide superior smile, “But, Yossarian, what if everyone felt that way?” “Then I’d certainly be a damned fool to feel any other way, wouldn’t I?”
Through his distinct prose, Heller reveals to us that those who need or want to think for themselves will always be a minority. That the contrarian is always fighting an uphill battle against conventional wisdom.
So might be the case of this book as well...