The price for the seminal work on fascism by Hanna Arendt has about doubled in recent weeks. Somebody out there is boning up on Nazism and other fascist type regimes by purchasing this and other books such as “A Handmaids Tale” and “American Fascist: The Christian Right and the War on America.”
I did a quick check on Amazon and found used copies of “Darkness at Noon,” “The Gulag Archipelago” and even “1984” available at very reasonable prices. So interest in books on Stalinist type regimes hasn’t driven prices upwards.
That first edition of “The Origins of Totalitarianism” pictured above is priced at $750. The sudden spike in the price of Arendt’s work is a surprise, considering it’s widely available in .pdf form online for free.