The Handmaid's Tale
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no new system can impose itself upon a previous one without incorporating many of th elements to be found in the latter, as witness the pagan elements in mediaeval Christianity and the evolution of the Russia "K.G.B" from the Czarist secret service that preceded it; and Gilead was no exception to this rule. Its racist policies, for instance, were firmly rooted in the pre-Gilead period, and racist fears provided some of the emotional fuel that allowed the Gilead takeover to succeed as well as it did.
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