What do those who struggle against power do when they seize power?

What does the revolutionary do when the revolution triumphs?

Why do those who call for independence and freedom take away the independence and freedom of others?

And is it sane or insane to believe, as so many around us apparently do, in nothing?

Questions for all of us as posed by the main character in Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel “The Sympathizer”. A book about a man of two minds – something I can relate to.