“Under conditions of terror most people will comply but some people will not… No more is required, and no more can reasonably be asked, for this planet to remain a place fit for human habitation.” 1,030 more words
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“The poor man’s conscience is clear; yet he is ashamed… He feels himself out of the sight of others, groping in the dark. Mankind takes no notice of him. 91 more words
It took a while, but last night I finally found a print copy of Hannah Arendt’s book Origins of Totalitarianism.
On the way home from work, I stopped at the best taqueria in town to buy a burrito. 112 more words
These have been the strangest of months. I arrived in the United States in late August 2016. The presidential campaign was entering its final stretch. The presidential debates were held – farcical spectacles, it must be said – a few more scandals broke out, and on November 8th the American people expressed their view. 939 more words
What if Trump’s constant lying makes his false reality believable?
All the president’s little lies normalize falsity and create the conditions necessary for a big lie to become believable… 1,330 more words