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Jihad imagined

The Volokh Conspiracy's Ilya Somin reconsiders Frank Herbert's Dune in the light of Al-Qaeda. That's probably a link strictly for those who know the book, but the comments are especially good: one interlocutor adds a spooky note, observing that the fictional Paul Atreides' revolutionary cognomen, "Usul", literally shares its meaning with the term "al-Qaeda."


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