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What’s the point of the apocalypse?

Imagining the end of the world is one of humanity’s most perverse pleasures. For decades, cinema-goers have been treated to apocalypse by rogue planet, asteroid, earth’s core overheating, earth’s core stopping, climate-changing super-storm, melting polar
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The Ottomans and the Apocalypse

'Turkish village becomes latest doomsday hotspot', ran one headline last week.  This is the news that 60,000 people are descending on a small Turkish village, where it is thought the Virgin Mary ascended to heaven:
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