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Totalitarianism and Its Roots in Hate and Fear


In Hannah Arendt’s "Origins of Totalitarianism," she looks at the rise of totalitarianism and its effects on humanity. In our contemporary discourse, we have returned to her analysis as we see the darkness of authoritarianism rise. She argues that the root of totalitarianism is hatred and fear, as it seeks to eliminate the other to maintain total control.

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Hate: Costs and Benefits


In my last post, I introduced an exploration of hate as an idea. We sometimes think of hate as this emotional force that overcomes us. As if we are walking down the street minding our own business, listening to Taylor Swift singing "haters gonna to hate, hate, hate, hate, hate," and like a vampire, coming upon us with a greeting of “good evening,” before launching onto our neck and sucking out our life and turning us into a creature of the night.

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One Second of Hate: A Story of Forgiveness

Jan. 18, Noon, via Zoom or in person at the Wallingford Community Senior Center at 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Suite 140, Seattle. The event is sponsored by the center and Humanities Washington. A repeat session will be Jan. 27, Noon, sponsored by the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services. Details …

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Justice and Equity: Challenging Hate and Inspiring Hope

The Sixth Gonzaga International Conference on Hate Studies will be held Nov. 4 to 6. This will be a virtual event hosted on the WHOVA conference platform. The schedule: Thursday, Nov. 4, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m. to …

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Unlearning hate

These mechanisms for learning help us build a coherent narrative about the world and ourselves. But they are also the neurological foundations for hate.

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