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The 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, makes no bones about the fact he is not much of a reader. But he used to keep a copy of Hitler speeches—titled My New Order or Meine Neue Ordnung detailing Hitler's use of propaganda—by his bedside according to first wife Ivana Trump. Trump later confirmed he owned the book in an interview, but misidentified it as Hitler's Mein Kampf.

When asked about the last book he read, Trump stated:

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It turns out that we may read science fiction less thoughtfully than we do literary writing.

According to a paper published in the journal, Scientific Study of Literature, professors Chris Gavaler and Dan Johnson of Washington and Lee University found that when mentally classifying text under science fiction, readers automatically assume the text is less valuable — in a literary sense. For this reason, humans unconsciously put a decreased level of effort into reading works of science fiction than they would apply to literary writing.

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