Simas Čelutka

is Director of the European Security Programme at the Vilnius Institute for Policy Analysis. He is also a PhD student of political philosophy at Vilnius University, focusing on Hannah Arendt’s political thought.


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Taking bad ideas seriously

How to read Hitler and Ilyin?

Historian Timothy Snyder, in conversation with Simas Čelutka of the Vilnius Institute for Policy Analysis, discusses how to approach problematic works of political theory. In addition to Hitler’s Mein Kampf, Snyder has recently studied the works of Ivan Ilyin, a twentieth-century Russian writer whose ideas are influencing the Kremlin’s current world-view.