Hannah Arendt, 1906 - 1975

The totalitarian attempt at global conquest and total domination has been the destructive way out of all impasses. Its victory may coincide with the destruction of humanity; wherever it has ruled, it has begun to destroy the essence of man.

— Hannah Arendt


Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) was a political theorist best known for her penetrating and provocative evaluations of the historical and intellectual roots of modern radicalism.
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Unlike many other famous twentieth-century intellectuals, much of Hannah Arendt’s writings is accessible to the general reader. But since she focused on a wide range of issues—totalitarianism, constitutionalism, political philosophy, civic politics—it is difficult to tie together her work.
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Hannah Arendt’s 1964 interview on “Zur Person.” (In German with English subtitles.)

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