The Testaments-Margaret Atwood

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Sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, dealing with the collapse of the totalitarian theocracy of Gilead.

Key Themes

  •   How totalitarian regimes collapse

  •   The power of [[ Everything-is-a-Story ]] to control people’s lives by omitting information and how the same erasure can be used against regimes.

  •  How History-is-Written-by-the-Winners and is a story. How because History-is-Always-Edited, it twists our perspective of our present and can be used to hide atrocities.

Quotes

Once a story you’ve recorded as true has turned false, you begin suspecting all other stories

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