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How Teenagers Are Rediscovering An Old Game About Authoritarianism

‘Papers, Please’ came out in 2013, but middle-schoolers are still stumbling upon its grim, fascinating lessons

I remember back in the ’80s, when a high-school friend suggested I read George Orwell’s 1984.




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Clive Thompson

Clive Thompson

I write three times a week about tech, science, culture — and how those collide. Writer for NYT mag/Wired; author of “Coders” and “Smarter Than You Think”

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