- tyranny of unfettered governmental control
- inherent dignity of every life
- food is a right, not a commodity
- our priorities, as a culture, are messed up
- a culture of death is a corrupt culture
Yet, some issues bothered me:
- ease at which the "good" guys start killing others in later books.
- no ultimate meaning to life is given - which ends in a kind of nihilism
- moral decision-making is poor to non-existent in some situations = relativism and utilitarianism
So, they aren't perfect books, but valuable ones. I think the future that is envisioned isn't out of the realm of possibility.