Hannah Arendt is having a bit of a moment. The inauguration of Donald Trump, the rise of extreme nationalist movements in Europe and America, the proliferation of “fake news”: for Arendt scholars, it might seem like déja vu all over again. kultur360 caught up with Kieran Bonner, Professor of Sociology and Legal Studies at St. Jerome’s University, a federated institution of the University of Waterloo, to figure out just what it is about Arendt’s understanding of the political turmoil of the 1900s that resonates in the twenty-first century.

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James Skidmore, co-editor of kultur360, teaches German Studies at the University of Waterloo.


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