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From a book review in this morning’s L.A. Times: “While [novelist Cixin] Liu’s humanity on the whole is conservative, some characters . . . are determined to save civilization at all costs.”

Yes; while conservatives are pretty divided this year, we can at least agree on our indifference to the project of saving civilization.

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