This classic piece by BR Ambedkar was written in the mid-1930s, and relates a childhood experience that made him acutely aware of his caste.
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This essay by Friedrich Hayek, first published in 1945, is in our view the most important essay in the history of economics. It argues that central planning cannot work because the knowledge of people's needs and capacities is dispersed throughout society, and the most effective mechanism to put that knowledge to use is the price system in a free market.
Walter Lippmann's seminal book, Public Opinion, was published in 1922, but reads like it was written for 2017. Here's the opening chapter of the book, which describes, long before the advent of social media, "the insertion between man and his environment of a pseudo-environment."