Religious Extremism Reigns in New Crop of Dystopian Literature

An Islamist president rises to power in France, a Third Temple is built in Jerusalem and fundamentalist-totalitarian empire emerges in three novels penned by authors exhibiting a passion for the destruction of the existing order.

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Economic crisis and a rise in the number of refugees have brought about the strengthening of the right in France. The voters are more nationalist than ever, and Marine Le Pen’s National Front, with 32 percent...