Gilead and totalitarianism | Front Row Late
Mary Beard and Margaret Atwood debate totalitarianism within Gilead and whether its demise is inevitable.Tweet
Governmental procreation | Simon Schama Meets
Margaret Atwood cites Romania and Nazi Germany who, like ''The Handmaid's Tale'', have been historically inclined to enforce particular procreation of certain groups or peoples.
Handmaid's history | Simon Schama Meets
Margaret Atwood describes how history is cyclical and contemporary leaders or movements are based on nostalgic whims of the past. ''The Handmaid's Tale'' spoke of the theocracy of New England's Puritan's past.