The Handmaid’s tale is not only spectacularly shot, superbly acted and written, in the current political climate it is going to be the most relevant tv series for a very long while. It’s amazing just on how many different levels it actually touches so many topics at once (fanaticism, bigotry, misogyny, racism, women’s reproductive rights, homophobia, sexual abuse, militarization of society, rise of tyrants and dictator wannabes etc). Which makes it that more terrifying, because it doesn’t feel like a work of fiction at all. Essential in every regard. Whatever you heard about it, no words can really describe just how amazing and important it really is. I was truly blown away. The perfect anti-dote to the Trump like mentality worldwide (not just USA). Timing couldn’t have been any more perfect.
I am a young Marxist interested in communist theory, but I can't seem to get a straight answers about some questions. How are goods produced collectively and distributed in a communist society? How have figures such as Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Lenin, and Kim Sung-Il been misrepresented in Western capitalist media? Also, are nationalism and militarism accepted in communist societies? You seem knowledgeable about this, so I hope you will point me in the right direction.