The Origins of Totalitarianism

The Origins of Totalitarianism
Author: Hannah Arendt
Pages: 520
ISBN: UCAL:B4953859
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Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Antisemitism -- Imperialism -- Totalitarianism.

The Origins of Totalitarianism

The Origins of Totalitarianism
Author: Hannah Arendt
Pages: 527
ISBN: OCLC:394019959
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Release: 1973
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Imperialism

Imperialism
Author: Hannah Arendt
Pages: 218
ISBN: 9780547705200
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Release: 1968-03-20
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This middle volume focuses on the curious and cruel epoch of declining European colonial imperialism from 1884 to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. Index.

The Origins of Totalitarianism Imperialism

The Origins of Totalitarianism  Imperialism
Author: Hannah Arendt
Pages: 526
ISBN: IND:32000006466710
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Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This remarkable book has been foremost wherever the characteristics and problems of the twentieth century were discussed. Uncovering the roots of totalitarianism, Dr. Arendt evokes the subterranean stream of nineteenth-century European history in which totalitarian elements first appeared, before the twentieth-century decline of the nation-state and the disintegration of class society brought about their crystallization into total domination resting on mass support. Beginning with a study of anti-semitism, and after presenting the Dreyfus Affair, she goes on to a study of imperialism and demonstrates how the interplay of racism, power-seeking, and economic developments generate autonomous processes that are limitless and aimless. The climax of the book is the last third, which deals with the institutions, organizations, and functioning of totalitarian movements and governments, with the attraction they exerted on the European masses as well as on the intellectual elite. -- Form publisher's description.

Antisemitism

Antisemitism
Author: Hannah Arendt
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9780544107977
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Release: 2012-09-21
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first volume of Arendt’s celebrated three-part study of the philosophical origins of the totalitarian mind. This volume focuses on the rise of antisemitism in Europe in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Index.

Totalitarianism

Totalitarianism
Author: Hannah Arendt
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9780547545929
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Release: 1968-03-20
Editor: HMH
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The great twentieth-century political philosopher examines how Hitler and Stalin gained and maintained power, and the nature of totalitarian states. In the final volume of her classic work The Origins of Totalitarianism, Hannah Arendt focuses on the two genuine forms of the totalitarian state in modern history: the dictatorships of Bolshevism after 1930 and of National Socialism after 1938. Identifying terror as the very essence of this form of government, she discusses the transformation of classes into masses and the use of propaganda in dealing with the nontotalitarian world—and in her brilliant concluding chapter, she analyzes the nature of isolation and loneliness as preconditions for total domination. “The most original and profound—therefore the most valuable—political theoretician of our times.” —Dwight Macdonald, The New Leader

The End of Economic Man

The End of Economic Man
Author: Peter Drucker
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9781351304221
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Release: 2017-09-08
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In The End of Economic Man, long recognized as a cornerstone work, Peter F. Drucker explains and interprets fascism and Nazism as fundamental revolutions. In some ways, this book anticipated by more than a decade the existentialism that came to dominate the European political mood in the postwar period. Drucker provides a special addition to the massive literature on existentialism and alienation since World War II. The End of Economic Man is a social and political effort to explain the subjective consequences of the social upheavals caused by warfare. Drucker concentrates on one specific historical event: the breakdown of the social and political structure of Europe which culminated in the rise of Nazi totalitarianism to mastery over Europe. He explains the tragedy of Europe as the loss of political faith, resulting from the political alienation of the European masses. The End of Economic Man is a book of great social import. It shows not only what might have helped the older generation avert the catastrophe of Nazism, but also how today's generation can prevent another such catastrophe. This work will be of special interest to political scientists, intellectual historians, and sociologists. The book was singled out for praise on both sides of the Atlantic, and is considered by the author to be his most prescient effort in social theory.

Hannah Arendt Totalitarianism and the Social Sciences

Hannah Arendt  Totalitarianism  and the Social Sciences
Author: Peter Baehr
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780804774215
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Release: 2010-03-11
Editor: Stanford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book examines the nature of totalitarianism as interpreted by some of the finest minds of the twentieth century. It focuses on Hannah Arendt's claim that totalitarianism was an entirely unprecedented regime and that the social sciences had integrally misconstrued it. A sociologist who is a critical admirer of Arendt, Baehr looks sympathetically at Arendt's objections to social science and shows that her complaints were in many respects justified. Avoiding broad disciplinary endorsements or dismissals, Baehr reconstructs the theoretical and political stakes of Arendt's encounters with prominent social scientists such as David Riesman, Raymond Aron, and Jules Monnerot. In presenting the first systematic appraisal of Arendt's critique of the social sciences, Baehr examines what it means to see an event as unprecedented. Furthermore, he adapts Arendt and Aron's philosophies to shed light on modern Islamist terrorism and to ask whether it should be categorized alongside Stalinism and National Socialism as totalitarian.

The Right to Have Rights

The Right to Have Rights
Author: Stephanie DeGooyer,Alastair Hunt,Lida Maxwell,Samuel Moyn
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781784787530
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Release: 2018-02-13
Editor: Verso Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Five leading thinkers on the concept of ‘rights’ in an era of rightlessness Sixty years ago, the political theorist Hannah Arendt, an exiled Jew deprived of her German citizenship, observed that before people can enjoy any of the “inalienable” Rights of Man—before there can be any specific rights to education, work, voting, and so on—there must first be such a thing as “the right to have rights.” The concept received little attention at the time, but in our age of mass deportations, Muslim bans, refugee crises, and extra-state war, the phrase has become the center of a crucial and lively debate. Here five leading thinkers from varied disciplines—including history, law, politics, and literary studies—discuss the critical basis of rights and the meaning of radical democratic politics today.

Hannah Arendt and the Uses of History

Hannah Arendt and the Uses of History
Author: Richard H. King,Dan Stone
Pages: 292
ISBN: 9781845455897
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Release: 2007-12-15
Editor: Berghahn Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hannah Arendt first argued the continuities between the age of European imperialism and the age of fascism in Europe in 'The Origins of Totalitarianism'. This text uses Arendt's insights as a starting point for further investigations into the ways in which race, imperialism, slavery and genocide are linked.

Hannah Arendt and Karl Marx

Hannah Arendt and Karl Marx
Author: Tama Weisman
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9780739184059
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Release: 2013-11-07
Editor: Lexington Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hannah Arendt and Karl Marx examines Hannah Arendt’s unpublished writings on Marx as the unified project Arendt originally intended. This book traces and evaluates the development of Arendt’s thought on Marx, how his thought could be used toward totalitarian ends, and his place in the tradition of Western political thought.

The Origins of Totalitarianism Primary Source Edition

The Origins of Totalitarianism   Primary Source Edition
Author: Hannah Arendt
Pages: 550
ISBN: 1295828375
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Release: 2014-03
Editor: Nabu Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

The Portable Hannah Arendt

The Portable Hannah Arendt
Author: Hannah Arendt
Pages: 575
ISBN: UOM:39015047875417
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Release: 2000
Editor: Penguin Group USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Substantial' excerpts from three main works: The origins of totalitarianism, The human condition, and Eichmann in Jerusalem as well as essays and correspondence.

The Anthem Companion to Hannah Arendt

The Anthem Companion to Hannah Arendt
Author: Peter Baehr,Philip Walsh
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781783081837
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Release: 2017-01-02
Editor: Anthem Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Anthem Companion to Hannah Arendt offers a unique collection of essays on one of the twentieth century’s greatest thinkers. The companion encompasses Arendt’s most salient arguments and major works – The Origins of Totalitarianism, The Human Condition, Eichmann in Jerusalem, On Revolution and The Life of the Mind. The volume also examines Arendt’s intellectual relationships with Max Weber, Karl Mannheim and other key social scientists. Although written principally for students new to Arendt’s work, The Anthem Companion to Hannah Arendt also engages the most avid Arendt scholar.

Crises of the Republic

Crises of the Republic
Author: Hannah Arendt
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0156232006
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Release: 1972
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this stimulating collection of studies, Dr. Arendt, from the standpoint of a political philosopher, views the crises of the 1960s and early '70s as challenges to the American form of government. The book begins with "Lying in Politics," a penetrating analysis of the Pentagon Papers that deals with the role of image-making and public relations in politics. "Civil Disobedience" examines the various opposition movements from the Freedom Riders to the war resisters and the segregationists. "Thoughts on Politics and Revolution," cast in the form of an interview, contains a commentary to the author's theses in "On Violence." Through the connected essays, Dr. Arendt examines, defines, and clarifies the concerns of the American citizen of the time.--From publisher description.

Why Read Hannah Arendt Now

Why Read Hannah Arendt Now
Author: Richard J. Bernstein
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9781509528639
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Release: 2018-06-11
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recently there has been an extraordinary international revival of interest in Hannah Arendt. She was extremely perceptive about the dark tendencies in contemporary life that continue to plague us. She developed a concept of politics and public freedom that serves as a critical standard for judging what is wrong with politics today. Richard J. Bernstein argues that Arendt should be read today because her penetrating insights help us to think about both the darkness of our times and the sources of illumination. He explores her thinking about statelessness and refugees; the right to have rights; her critique of Zionism; the meaning of the banality of evil; the complex relations between truth, lying, power, and violence; the tradition of the revolutionary spirit; and the urgent need for each of us to assume responsibility for our political lives. This short and very readable book will be of great interest to anyone who wants to understand the forces that are shaping our world today.

Eichmann in Jerusalem

Eichmann in Jerusalem
Author: Hannah Arendt
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101007167
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Release: 2006-09-22
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The controversial journalistic analysis of the mentality that fostered the Holocaust, from the author of The Origins of Totalitarianism Sparking a flurry of heated debate, Hannah Arendt’s authoritative and stunning report on the trial of German Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann first appeared as a series of articles in The New Yorker in 1963. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt’s postscript directly addressing the controversy that arose over her account. A major journalistic triumph by an intellectual of singular influence, Eichmann in Jerusalem is as shocking as it is informative—an unflinching look at one of the most unsettling (and unsettled) issues of the twentieth century.

Politics in Dark Times

Politics in Dark Times
Author: Seyla Benhabib
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781139491051
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Release: 2010-10-25
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This outstanding collection of essays explores Hannah Arendt's thought against the background of recent world-political events unfolding since September 11, 2001, and engages in a contentious dialogue with one of the greatest political thinkers of the past century, with the conviction that she remains one of our contemporaries. Themes such as moral and political equality, action, judgment and freedom are re-evaluated with fresh insights by a group of thinkers who are themselves well known for their original contributions to political thought. Other essays focus on novel and little-discussed themes in the literature by highlighting Arendt's views of sovereignty, international law and genocide, nuclear weapons and revolutions, imperialism and Eurocentrism, and her contrasting images of Europe and America. Each essay displays not only superb Arendt scholarship but also stylistic flair and analytical tenacity.

Political Investigations

Political Investigations
Author: Robert Fine
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781134554645
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Release: 2005-07-08
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this highly innovative book Robert Fine compares three great studies of modern political life: Hegel's Elements of the Philosophy of Right, Marx's Capital and Hannah Arendt's Origins of Totalitarianism, and argues that they are all profoundly radical texts, which jointly contribute to our understanding of the modern world. Fine maintains that these works are far more revealing when read together than in opposition, and draws a direct parallel between Hegel’s critique of social forms of right and Marx’s critique of social forms of value. Fine shows how fruitfully their work can and should be combined. Hannah Arendt was in turn critical of what she saw as the historicism of both Hegel and Marx, but Fine argues that her study of the origins of totalitarianism directly picks up on their insights into the modern potential for fanaticism and destructiveness. Arendt never disavowed any of the nineteenth century thinkers who prefigured the catastrophes to come, but Fine shows her indebtedness to Hegel and Marx. This fascinating book offers a re-reading of these texts as three pivotal moments in the construction of a critical humanist tradition.

The New Yorker Book of the 60s

The New Yorker Book of the 60s
Author: Anonim
Pages: 720
ISBN: 9781448151271
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Release: 2016-11-03
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The next instalment in the acclaimed New Yorker 'decades' series featuring an all-star line-up of historical pieces from the 1960s alongside new pieces by current New Yorker staffers. The 1960s, the most tumultuous decade of the twentieth century, were a time of tectonic shifts in all aspects of society – from the March on Washington and the Second Vatican Council to the Summer of Love and Woodstock. No magazine chronicled the immense changes of the period better than The New Yorker. This capacious volume includes historic pieces from the magazine’s pages that brilliantly capture the sixties, set alongside new assessments by some of today’s finest writers. Here are real-time accounts of these years of turmoil: Calvin Trillin reports on the integration of Southern universities, E. B. White and John Updike wrestle with the enormity of the Kennedy assassination and Jonathan Schell travels with American troops into the jungles of Vietnam. The murder of Martin Luther King, Jr., the fallout of the 1968 Democratic Convention, the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, the Six-Day War: all are brought to immediate and profound life in these pages. The New Yorker of the 1960s was also the wellspring of some of the truly timeless works of American journalism. Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem and James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time all first appeared in The New Yorker and are featured here. The magazine also published such indelible short story masterpieces as John Cheever’s ‘The Swimmer’ and John Updike’s ‘A & P’, alongside poems by Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. The arts underwent an extraordinary transformation during the decade, one mirrored by the emergence in The New Yorker of critical voices as arresting as Pauline Kael and Kenneth Tynan. Among the crucial cultural figures profiled here are Simon & Garfunkel, Tom Stoppard, Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Cassius Clay (before he was Muhammad Ali), and Mike Nichols and Elaine May. The assembled pieces are given fascinating contemporary context by current New Yorker writers, including Jill Lepore, Malcolm Gladwell and David Remnick. The result is an incomparable collective portrait of a truly galvanising era. With contributions from: Truman Capote, John Updike, E.B. White, Rachel Carson, James Baldwin, Jonathan Schell, Dwight Macdonald, Renata Adler, Hannah Arendt, Pauline Kael, AJ Liebling, Nat Hentoff, Calvin Trillin, Xavuer Rynne, John McPhee, Anthony Hiss and more.