Does double lives mean double agent or pretending that you are on my side while you do the opposite behind my back?
"If the genius of Soviet totalitarianism was its ability to get people to go along without apparent protest, this was its fatal flaw: the need to conform to a mendacious political reality left many people haunted by the sense that they were leading double lives."
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Under a totalitarian state, like the Soviet Union or the Taliban, you must publicly display the correct attitudes and beliefs. Privately, and inside one's own mind, a person may believe differently. The fear of being punished by the state makes all align with the rulers in public.