What is ‘Mass Formation’? The Psychology of Totalitarianism with Dr. Mattias Desmet
Dr. Naomi Wolf interviews Dr. Mattias Desmet to discuss his 2022 book The Psychology of Totalitarianism. He addresses the long history of the work of commentators, especially in Europe, who saw that populations can become, in essence, hypnotized. He explains his controversial theory of “mass formation” and connects it to anti-fascist earlier work by Hannah Arendt and others. Unmissable conversation.
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