Totalitarianism: A Discussion on Ideology and Terror

In response to a rise in nationalism, there is also a rise in discussions about what an authoritarian regime looks like. In many of these discussions, Hannah Arendt’s research on Nazi-era Germany and her political theories have informed concerns and hopes for our political future. Critical Theory Chicago has recently had a repeated interest in political philosophy, so we will continue learning and applying what we can from Arendt.

Discussion on Totalitarianism


Monday March 13th, 2017 at 6pm

Harold Washington Library

5th Floor North Study Room

Please read the final essay in the Origins of Totalitarianism titled “Ideology and Terror: A Novel Form of Government. Buy, borrow, or check out the text from your local library. Or email criticaltheorychicago@gmail.com for a copy of the text.

Supplemental Lecture on Ideology and Terror

Fear of Crime and Fear of Zombies

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