Hannah Arendt


Born
in Linden, Germany
October 14, 1906

Died
December 04, 1975

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Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) was one of the most influential political philosophers of the twentieth century. Born into a German-Jewish family, she was forced to leave Germany in 1933 and lived in Paris for the next eight years, working for a number of Jewish refugee organisations. In 1941 she immigrated to the United States and soon became part of a lively intellectual circle in New York. She held a number of academic positions at various American universities until her death in 1975. She is best known for two works that had a major impact both within and outside the academic community. The first, The Origins of Totalitarianism, published in 1951, was a study of the Nazi and Stalinist regimes that generated a wide-ranging debate on the nature ...more

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The Origins of Totalitarianism

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On Violence

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The Life of the Mind

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Eichmann and the Holocaust

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Men in Dark Times

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“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”
Hannah Arendt, The Life of the Mind

“Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.”
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“The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.”
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