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As more and more individuals and groups are now considered excess, consigned to zones of abandonment, surveillance and incarceration, dystopian politics has become mainstream politics and the practice of disposability has intensified. There are alternatives.

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It is here at the Border Security Expo 2014 that U.S. Homeland Security officials, local law enforcement, and border forces from all over the world talk contracts with private industry representatives, exhibit their techno-optimism, and begin to hammer out a future of ever more hardened, up-armored national and international boundaries.

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Chang-rae Lee's new novel is a haunting, deeply unnerving critique of a spiritually stunted community kept satisfied with basic comforts and the promise of protection from a threatening world. (Are you getting all this, NSA?) Chang-rae Lee's new novel is a haunting, unnerving critique of a spiritually stunted community kept satisfied with basic comforts and the promise of protection from a threatening world.

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Louisiana has assailed its residents to a level unequal to any other state, entering the new year with another signature No. 1 ranking in lockups. It has created a system more efficient and despondent than state run prisons or regular privatization. The costs are low, profits high and human life is a commodity that allows the market to keep growing.Louisiana has created a system more efficient and despondent than state run prisons or regular privatization.

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The concluding volume in Margaret Atwood's "dystopian trilogy" -- a vision of global disaster in the not too distant future -- is a brilliant piece of social science fiction.The concluding volume in Margaret Atwood's "dystopian trilogy" is a brilliant piece of social science fiction.

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In an op-ed for the Financial Times, Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone and American University professor Peter Kuznick argue that the National Security Agency’s surveillance program that began during George W. Bush’s administration and has been expanded by President Barack Obama “is laying the foundation for a frighteningly dystopian future.”

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