Education, Thoughtlessness, and the Golem

W.J. Astore Hannah Arendt, the famous philosopher and author of┬áThe Origins of Totalitarianism, wrote that “thoughtlessness“–the inability of people to think deeply and critically and reflectively–was a defining characteristic of our times. Thoughtlessness is characterized by the repetition of certain “truths,” often defined by the state, that are not meant to be questioned. ┬áContemporary examples…