Take a look at "A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift. While it is tied very heavily to the socioeconomic conditions of the 18th century, it is only one aspect of a larger puzzle. That being universal themes such as objectivity versus subjectivity and human worth. More to the point, I can't see how an English department could be politically biased on this work, or give subjective grades depending on a persons political stance.How about you give an example of a great work of literature that does not have a strong relation to history or politics? This feels like I'm shadow-boxing with hypotheticals.