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Russell Smith

Russell Smith’s most recent book is Confidence (Biblioasis, 2015). He writes weekly on the arts for the Globe and Mail.

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Empire in Collapse

Finally, a global turning-of-the-tables dystopian novel that transcends clichés about Islam and the West April 2017
The rise of jihadist Islam and the ­turmoil of the Arab world have led to a few dystopian it-can-happen-here novels that imagine the rise of a powerful Islamist state to the detriment of democratic values. Michel Houellebecq’s Submission imagines a not-too-distant French republic in which an Islamist party is elected to the federal government (its only serious opposition is the racist nationalist…