The Dystopian World of The Handmaid’s Tale Bears No Resemblance to Trump’s America
This time for sure. "Sure, technically speaking, maybe nothing in The Handmaid’s Tale has actually happened yet, just as, if you want to get picayune about niggling details, when you criticize the Trump regime you tend to get awarded your own late-night comedy gig instead of being tasered. But everything Atwood presaged is just about ten minutes from happening. Just as it was ten minutes from happening when the Reverend Donald Wildmon formed the Moral Majority in 1979. It was always just around the corner during the Reagan years, when George H.W. Bush spoke of family values, and when admitted born-again Christian George W. Bush became president. Now President Trump’s evident lack of interest in religion or morals makes him an especially insidious theocratic threat."