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The story of the Tower of Babel and the film “Fight Club” share similar endings. In Babel, God reacts fiercely to the power inherent in the unity of human society − for otherwise, “nothing will be withholden from them, which they purpose to do” ‏(Genesis 11:6‏). He confounds their language and disperses them, thereby bringing about the destruction of their mighty city. In “Fight Club,” the hero, fed up with a...