by Chris Menahan, Information Liberation:
The ideal Subject of Totalitarianism is people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists. – Hannah Arendt, philosopher and political theorist
Hannah Arendt was involved in exposing antisemitic propaganda in Berlin in the early 1930’s. Following a brief imprisonment by the Gestapo, she fled Germany. After escaping a subsequent German detainment in France in 1940 she ended up on New York’s Upper West Side. I think it’s safe to say the Ms. Arendt understands the breeding ground for Totalitarianism.