Hannah Arendt on totalitarian reality

Hannah Arendt defined totalitarianism.  In her definition, complacency of the non-totalitarian majority was as important as anything else:

"The reason why the totalitarian regimes can get so far toward realizing a fictitious, topsy-turvy world is that the outside anti-totalitarian world, which always comprises a great part of the population of the totalitarian country itself, indulges also in wishful thinking and shirks reality in the face of real insanity just as much as the masses do in the face of the normal world."

Peter Amos