Arendt, Trump, and Truth (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Rebecca Panovka)

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Rebecca's essay on how Hannah Arendt was misread during the Trump years ... A capsule biography of Arendt ... The real meaning of Arendt's famous line about "the ideal subject of totalitarian rule" ... Rebecca: Trump's lies were mostly "boardroom bullshit" ... Are Trump's post-election machinations approaching "big lie" territory? ... The banality of evil vs. grotesquerie of Trump ... "Post-truth" in the run-up to the Iraq War ... The banality of Robert McNamara and Donald Rumsfeld ... Rebecca cofounded The Drift as an antidote to the monolithic media narrative ...

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