Hannah Arendt on Evil

Does Arendt's concept of the banality of evil apply to American politics now? Listen to the conversation!

From Hypocrisy to Fascism

The futility of pointing out the blatant hypocrisy from the Trump GOP is evidence of a creeping fascism.

Do We Want Our Predictions to Fail?

A version of this article first appeared on Quartz. In her 1951 book The Origins of Totalitarianism, in the section on propaganda, Hannah Arendt discusses a concept she calls “infallible prediction”: The chief qualification of a mass leader has become unending infallibility; he can never admit an error. The assumption of infallibility, moreover, is based… Continue reading Do We Want Our Predictions to Fail?