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The Banality of Evil: Hannah Arendt on the Normalization of Human Wickedness and Our Only Effective Antidote to It – Brain Pickings

“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


Fake News: John Adams commenting on the 2016 Election

“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


Bookstore Victory! Hannah Arendt, I Found You at Last

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


You Want to Protect the Republic? Run for Office

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

Sunday Salon: Hannah Arendt is Sold Out

I have been looking for a copy of Hannah Arendt’s book Origins of Totalitarianism for two weeks now.  It seems like it would be a timely read and I enjoyed and admired her book  397 more words


The New Reality


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

Henry A. Giroux | Combating Trump's Neo-Fascism and the Ghost of "1984"

“Ignorance is Strength.”
—George Orwell   

The US may be on the verge of witnessing how democracy ends. We must fight the normalization of Trump and his actions. 5,636 more words