2024 Political Writing Book prize finalist

We are Free to Change the World

Lyndsey Stonebridge

Published by: Jonathan Cape

Can a book about a towering philosopher ever be described as “zippy”? That’s the word that keeps coming back to me when I think about Lyndsey Stonebridge’s compellingly readable book on Hannah Arendt’s life and work. With antisemitism and totalitarianism on the rise in 2024, Arendt’s lucid thinking is as relevant as ever – and We Are Free to Change the World deserves to be read far and wide. (Especially on university campuses.)

Rohan Silva, Orwell Prize for Political Writing judge 2024