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Reactionary Themes in Zardoz

At a recent media event, Sean Parker, the founding president of Facebook, after a talk focused on social media, offered up the following observations: "Because I'm a billionaire, I'm going to have access to better health care so . . . I'm going to be like 160 and I'm going to be part of this, like, class of immortal overlords. [Laughter] Because, you know the [Warren Buffett] expression about compound interest. . . . [G]ive us billionaires an extra hundred years and you'll know what . . . we