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Hannah Arendt at the market

Some time ago, I did a shallow dive into life and work the philosopher Hannah Arendt. The weak study I made was of course inadequate to discuss the works of the great woman, and this post is even more inadequate to communicate them, but I’ll try to work on just a couple of ideas, some of which are very relevant to the crises of today. 687 more words


Wikileaks Exposes Treasonous CIA Hacking, Monitoring and More in Vault 7 Data Dump

Wikileaks’ CIA “Vault 7” Leaks – The Top 15 Discoveries and Implications (So Far)

“The CIA has been caught with its pants down: spying on its citizens, bypassing encryption to steal their messages, hacking into their electronic devices to listen on their conversations, using U.S. 35 more words


Week 18 of Donald Trump’s presidency: Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you’ll remember.published March 18, 2017  1,933 more words

Street Art

Heart full of scroll

Some people say Arendt’s concept of totalitarianism doesn’t apply to Trump. Maybe not. But Trump is comparable to other modern dictators (i.e., Erdogan, Putin, Duterte, etc.). 109 more words


Five Forgotten Champions of the Total State

Five Forgotten Champions of the Total State

By Jeffrey Tucker at FEE

Most people are aware of the influence of Karl Marx and his ideological compatriots in building 20th-century totalitarianism. 2,971 more words



(I have to repeat this yet again:  “There is something wrong with the passage of time!  It is speeding by too fast” —  too fast to take in all the things that each week offers us.) 1,097 more words

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British Academy/Leverhulme Grant for Mutable Matter Workshop

Image: David Alfaro Siqueiros ‘Cosmos and Disaster’ (circa 1936)

Mutable Matter will be hosting its first workshop this year, generously supported by a BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant… 26 more words