Refugee History Editor Lyndsey Stonebridge was interviewed for VOX on why Hannah Arendt’s 1951 book about totalitarianism is suddenly flying off the shelves. They discussed what Arendt’s philosophy can teach us about Trump, Brexit and the dangers of isolation. The full interview can be accessed here.
Why do you think so many people are suddenly interested in Arendt?
I think the resurgence in the last year has been around the phenomenon of totalitarianism and that sense that something like a crisis is occurring and we don't know how to address it. It's very interesting that it's The Origins of Totalitarianism that's being cited and read.