Corey Robin (via Patchen Markell) on Arendt and the Bureaucrat

Here.Markell argues in a recent essay that Arendt’s political thought concerning the post-bureaucratic age does not leave one to think that action is impossible now, though she is clear that when tied to the endless process of the bureaucrat, it can lead to totalitarianism; his sources are her under-interpreted allusions to certain novels (especially Faulkner). It’s obviously an important point for thinking Arendt today: is political action possible in the age of the bureaucrat?


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