V E R A C I T Y: Reading Group GuideOverview:
It is the near distant future in a country that used to resemble America. In response to a Pandemic that occurred thirty years prior, the government has taken control over every aspect of a citizen’s life: where they live, where they go, what they say, who they love. By in large, the populace
has accepted this shift from freedom to security. Basic needs have been provided for via state-managed sex, the anesthetizing drug Occlusia, and a mandated, yet stable, workforce. It is a country no longer run by
the people or for
the people but over
the people. It is a totalitarian regime in which art, nature and all other things that threaten to transcend a forced resignation have been banned.Topics of Interest Questions:
The resistance operates on the principle that an educated
populace will not stand for the continuation of a totalitarian state. Do you agree? Why or why not?
If Harper’s sentient abilities are the opposite of critical thinking, why is she so important to the resistance?
What kind of power does the control of language provide the government?
How does not being able to identify a thing via language inhibit a person’s ability to process it?
Why did the government choose to name itself The Confederation of the Willing?
To keep the masses in lockstep, the government has provided t