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Are we still ‘Dune' this?

1 month ago   |   By Grist

If you possess some degree of historical awareness in 2021, it is hard not to recognize the influence of extractive colonialism everywhere you look. But you'd really have to be blind not to see it in Dune , the most recent cinematic interpretation of Frank Herbert's classic 1965 sci-fi series.
The plot's primary conflict revolves around various aristocratic houses overseeing the harvesting of spice, a powerful psychoactive substance that somehow also facilitates interstellar navigation, from the barren desert planet Arrakis, aka Dune. (I have not read the books, so I'm basing this entirely...
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