Foucault’s Pendulum, by Umberto Eco

This one was a bit of a trial. It took me several months to read because it got so bogged down in historical details that I don't care about. In this story, a group of editors decide to create their own conspiracy theory about the Templars in order to sell books. They go about it …

Knowledge is power–that’s why it’s so expensive

In America, you have to pay lots and lots of money to get an education. So much so these days, that if you aren't born well off, it's pretty prohibitive. The steadily rising costs of education could be seen as the natural end result of a capitalist society--a product in demand will rise in price. …