Revisiting “Totalitarianism”

Reading Hannah Arendt After the Trump Years

In the run-up to and immediate aftermath of Trump’s election in 2016, there was a small explosion of interest in Hannah Arendt among liberals, particularly in her 1951 Origins of Totalitarianism. This was reflected in magazine and newspaper articles and you might even say memes: screen-shotted quotes from Origins that made their rou…

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