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Preparing for the impossible: Hannah Arendt's legacy
by Lyndsey Stonebridge
About this EXP
Lyndsey Stonebridge, Professor of Humanities and Human Rights at the University of Birmingham, explores Hannah Arendt’s use of irony.
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Key point 1
For Arendt, the ironic voice was terribly important as a means of countering the banality of evil. It’s a way of saying the unsayable.
Key point 2
Even after totalitarian States fall, totalitarian elements can remain in culture, enabled by thoughtlessness in institutions, capitalism and politics.
Key point 3
Thinking might be something you do by yourself, but judging can only be done within a political community.
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