Video Credit: Academy of Ideas
“Political lies take on a much more sinister form. The lies become all-encompassing, embrace all aspects of life and infect every corner of society. This occurrence is a sign that totalitarianism may be rising. (Academy of Ideas Narrator).”
According to Hannah Arendt, totalitarianism, at its essence, is the attempt of corrupt and pathological state actors to impose a fictional account of the world onto the entire population.