Rage against the TSA machine

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June 28, 2011
Los Angeles Times
by Jonah Goldberg  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary, PND Commentary

"The backdrop for my favorite science-fiction novels, Frank Herbert's Dune series, is something called the Butlerian Jihad. Some 10,000 years before the main events of the story take place, humanity rebelled against 'thinking machines' -- intelligent computers -- controlling people's lives. The revolution was sparked because a computer decided to kill, without the consent of any human authority, the baby of a woman named Jehanne Butler. I bring this up because I'm wondering why we can't have a Weberian Jihad." (06/28/11)


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