Something is Rotten in the State of Lucis: On “Final Fantasy XV”

“It is in the Lawes of a Common-wealth, as in the Lawes of Gaming,” Hobbes writes: “whatsoever the Gamesters all agree on, is Injustice to none of them.” The paradox of Leviathan is that the system it prescribes requires humans to invest a human ruler with a status approaching inhumanity. In one poignant scene, he

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‘Embrace on Brooklyn Bridge’ and Crafting 9/11 Supporters That Aren’t Caricatures

And when a bearded middle-aged man took me aside after a book discussion in Cairo University and told me he had been in Afghanistan and met some of the “brothers” I mentioned in the novel, I was elated. How many people do you meet and wish you could just punch in the face? Arab novelists,

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