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(A review by Sidharth Vardhan of ‘Imperialism: Part Two of the Origins of Totalitarianism’ (1968) by Hannah Arendt first written on September 15, 2018 )   My one and the only objection is that it should have been named ‘Nationalism’ instead of ‘Totalitarianism’ because this book discusses various consequences (mostly negative) of Nationalism and imperialism…

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(A review by Sidharth Vardhan of Antisemitism: Part One of the Origins of Totalitarianism’ (1968) by Hannah Arendt first written on September 15, 2018 )   Arendt brings out a brief history of anti-Semitism with a special focus on the way it came to be used as a propaganda device by Nazis. There is much…

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(A review by Sidharth Vardhan of the book ‘Zinky Boys’ (1992) by Noble Laureate Svetlana Alexievich ) “‘I cried when I read your article, but I shan’t read the whole book, because of an elementary sense of self-preservation. I’m not sure whether we ought to know so much about ourselves. Perhaps it’s just too frightening.…

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(A review by Sidharth Vardhan of Frankenstein in Baghdad (2012) by Ahmed Saadawi shortlisted for International Man Booker 2018 For English translation by Jonathan Wright ) Shouldn’t it rather be called Frankenstein’s Monster? The book sure picks up the atmosphere of Iraq suffering from aftereffects of war and terrorism. The very idea of making a complete…

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