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Frank Herbert, the Republican Salafist

Frank Herbert, the Republican Salafist

Taking Frank Herbert’s ideology seriously offers a more precise, if uncomfortable, explanation of how he leaned conservative. It also exposes the American Right’s troublesome alignments with Islamic thought.

On the Screen, Libyans Learned About Everything but Themselves

On the Screen, Libyans Learned About Everything but Themselves

From California to Cairo, none of the films that featured my country, Libya, could step out of an Orientalist vision of camels, belly dancers, an endless desert and, of course, our iconic “Brother Leader.”