“If we want democratic scrutiny, the demos must first have power.”
Stephanie DeGooyer is visiting assistant professor of English at Harvard University and a 2020–21 ACLS Burkhardt Fellow at UCLA. She is coauthor, with Alastair Hunt, Lida Maxwell, and Samuel Moyn, of The Right to Have Rights (Verso, 2018), and is completing a book about naturalization for Johns Hopkins University Press.
The Right to Have Rights
Since the election of Donald Trump, sales of Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism have soared. Driving the new attention to this three-volume work of political theory published in 1951 is ...