What was possible for Mark Studdock — the realization that much of contemporary civilization is built on lies — is still possible for any thoughtful person.
Mark is lured away from his teaching position at Bracton College to become part of the massive research effort known as the N.I.C.E.
Lewis foresees a class of men called “the Conditioners.” The Conditioners have “seen through” all attempts to ground behaviour in any ultimate truth.
C.S. Lewis wrote: “This is a ‘tall story’ about devilry, though it has behind it a serious ‘point.’”