New York: Viking Press, 1961. Revised edition, 1968.
Arendt describes the loss of meaning of the traditional key words of politics: justice, reason, responsibility, virtue, glory. Through a series of eight exercises, she shows how we can redistill once more the vital essence of these concepts.
Table of Contents:
The Gap between Past and Future
Tradition and the Modern Age
The Concept of History
What Is Authority?
What Is Freedom?
The Crisis in Education
The Crisis in Culture
Truth and Politics
The Conquest of Space and the Stature of Man