Why Liz Truss will be a bad prime minister, and that is a good thing

I once declared Liz Truss to be unelectable, and I stand by this claim with no small degree of fear and dread. Liz Truss is a terrible choice of prime minister, and the prospect of her holding the highest office in the land is truly terrifying. Remember what Truss has stood for since her departure … Continue reading Why Liz Truss will be a bad prime minister, and that is a good thing

The banality of sociality

Hannah Arendt’s seminal Eichmann in Jerusalem famously describes Nazism, personified in the Holocaust administrator Adolf Eichmann on trial in Jerusalem, as ‘the banality of evil’. In The Origins of Totalitarianism, Arendt considers the alliance between ‘elite’ and ‘mob’ underpinning totalitarian politics. If the totalitarian elite is characterised by a sinister banality, a strange coupling of … Continue reading The banality of sociality