Ken Layne on Philip K. Dick's Visions


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Science fiction writer Philip K. Dick rarely comes up in political debate. He's got no motivational market theory for libertarians, no gung-ho troops fighting giant insects for armchair fascists, no identity empowerment for liberals. His main policy interest was the drug war. As Ken Layne explores, Dick really was a prophet, and like all true prophets he often couldn't figure out what the visions meant.