At the conclusion to the Preface to the First Edition of the Origins of Totalitarianism, Arendt writes that fundamental to understanding the event of totalitarianism, one must explain “why the totalitarian claim to global rule, to be exercised by members

At the conclusion to the Preface to the First Edition of the Origins of Totalitarianism, Arendt writes that fundamental to understanding the event of totalitarianism, one must explain “why the totalitarian claim to global rule, to be exercised by members and methods of a secret society, should become an attractive political goal at all. This latter, politically…much more relevant function has its origin has its origin in imperialism in general, in its highly explosive continental version, the so-called pan-movements in particular.” Write an essay in which you explain why the totalitarian claim to global rule became an “attractive political goal.” Your essay must include the following issues: Anti-Semitism Imperialism Racism The political emancipation of the bourgeoisie Superfluousness Ideology and terror