Atwood in the New Yorker – The swords generally win

I’ve had the privilege of listening to her in person, in Delhi, and getting her to sign my book (a copy of the Handmaid’s Tale, at that!). This essay is wonderful. Read it here:

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/04/17/margaret-atwood-the-prophet-of-dystopia

This quote stood out: “The pen is mightier than the sword, but only in retrospect,” she wrote. “At the time of combat, those with the swords generally win.”

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