I've known of "A Modest Proposal" for a long time and I have appreciated the opportunity to read it. It only took a handful of episodes to finish it.
I would mark this down as "interesting" and I am glad to have read it. I can quite see how, at the time, it might have outraged some people -- the same people who don't "get" irony today, I would imagine. The basic premise is preposterous, but he then carries things to their logical conclusion, without missing a step.