Illiberalism · Gilead



Fig. 1. The emblem of the Republic of Gilead. Icewizie, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

‘Gilead’ is the name Margaret Atwood gave to the country south of Canada in which she set The Handmaid’s Tale.[1] As the United States becomes a white Christian nationalist country,[2] culminating a longstanding conservative project, I am finding the name appropriate and on these pages you will find an account of how this is coming to be:

See also:

  1. [1]Margaret Atwood, Handmaid’s Tale (New York: Anchor, 1998).
  2. [2]David Benfell, “My 2024 forecast,” Not Housebroken, June 11, 2022,; David Benfell, “Start changing the border signs: ‘Welcome to Gilead,’” Not Housebroken, June 24, 2022,