‘It could never happen here’: the normalisation of the unthinkable – an update

Last year I wrote this on refugee policy: “This is what happens when you normalise the unthinkable. First it becomes thinkable. Then sayable. Then ‘desirable’, ‘the only option’, ‘common sense’. Once out there, it cannot be unthought, unsaid, unnormalised”. I’ve been thinking about it a lot over the past year, as Rwanda has entered the … Continue reading ‘It could never happen here’: the normalisation of the unthinkable – an update