Margaret Atwood warns 'French Revolution' is inevitable if US political system d
Margaret Atwood has warned that a “French Revolution” is inevitable if the American political system does not change.
The famed author of dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale said several factors have bred inequality in the United States and warned that it could lead to a seismic event similar to that seen in 18th century France, where the ruling class was overthrown.
“There are other factors in this country that make for quite a lot of inequality, so let’s talk about the healthcare system, let’s talk about incarceration policies and let’s talk about the big split between very, very rich people and everybody else,” she said, speaking at Equality Now’s Make Equality Reality Gala in Los Angeles on Monday.
“So the dangers in this country have to do with not just gender inequality but also class and race and wealth. So you cannot go on indefinitely having lawmakers write and enact laws that make them richer.
“You just can’t go on with this forever, you’re going to get the French Revolution if you go on with that too long.”
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