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The film ‘Dune’: Techno-Orientalism, and Intergalactic Islam

The latest film adaptation of the Sixties novel helps us understand the contemporary Middle East and its ecology. “Based on Herbert’s 1965 science fiction classic, “Dune” is a tale of a rising duke, intergalactic power struggles, a precious spice, and lethal spaceworms. The story, which deals with religion, politics, myth, destiny, heritage, environmental decay and […]

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Chris Hedges: Dear Child

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QZionism hits Peak Conspiracy Theory with Smears of Oscar-Winning Jonathan Glazer

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – The brave and highly ethical Oscar-award-winning director, Jonathan Glazer, has been targeted by the crazies on the Zionist (Israeli-nationalist) right wing, as were all the actors and film people who expressed horror at the genocide in Gaza. Their allegations on social media are so bizarre and crazed that they are […]

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The Oppenheimer Package: The Story of Soviet Spy Ted Hall, and Daniel Ellsberg on the Dangers of Nuclear War

Editor’s Note: In light of Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” winning Best Picture at the 96th Academy Awards, ScheerPost has put together a package on some of the most important interviews on the development of the atomic bomb and nuclear weaponry we have published over the years. Ted Hall: The Los Alamos Scientist Who Gave the Atomic […]

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Dune Part Two: The Islamic Dimension

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – Journalist and science fiction writer Frank Herbert’s Dune epic has many themes. One is, clearly, environmentalism and the need for humans to adapt to their environment. Another is the struggle between regimented bureaucratic civilization and individualism. Yet another is the temptation to use religion for liberatory purposes. The Denis Villeneuve […]