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10 mins | May 13, 2020

Why reading dystopian fiction can rouse real-world radicals

The stories we tell have profound implications for how we see our role in the world. "Dystopian fiction continues to offer a powerful lens through which people view the ethics of politics and power. Such narratives might have a positive effect in keeping citizens alert to the possibility of injustice in a variety of contexts, ranging from climate change and artificial intelligence to authoritarian resurgences worldwide." Calvert Jones and Celia Paris, investigate in Aeon magazine.

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