Phoebe asked Margaret Atwood:

Is there space in contemporary society for utopian literature?

Margaret Atwood Yes, but easier if it's set on a distant planet. We are having some difficulties on this one. Pol Pot, Hitler, and Stalin (and Mao) all came in with promises of a utopia to come, except first they felt the need to clear away the past (kill a lot of people). That's made utopias on this planet suspect. Hard to be convincing about them.
Margaret Atwood

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