Yeonmi Park, a North Korean defector, discusses the similarities she has observed between the behavior of people in America and that of the North Korean government, including collective guilt and the erasure of traditional norms. She also shares her experiences growing up in North Korea, where fear and oppression were used to take away individual power and control every aspect of life. Park is critical of the education in the West, the obsession with identity politics, and the lack of attention given to human rights abuses in North Korea and China. She encourages people to pursue deeper meaning and connections, become more resilient, and fight for freedom. Park argues that attempts to create total equality often lead to creating the most unequal society and reinforce absolute power, which in turn leads to tyranny.