I'm reading the Three-Body Problem
(well, at least for until I have to return it today). Here's an excerpt:
"For highly educated and skilled individuals like you to be sent to a place like this…"
Ye said nothing and kept on writing. She did not want to tell Bai that for someone like her to be able to join the Construction Corps was very fortunate. She did not want to comment on the way things were—there was nothing worthwhile to say.
That is exactly how I feel about our current national situation, though it's nowhere close to the situation the character is in—the Cultural Revolution, an absolute nightmare.