Hannah Arendt’s America

Glazer, Nathan. "Hannah Arendt's America." Commentary, 1975.

Excerpt: Hannah Arendt is our teacher. First, in The Origins of Totalitarianism, she taught us about the great horror of our time; then, in The Human Condition, she taught us about how the Greeks understood the political life, and how different their understanding was from that of modern man, and how we had descended in our politics from seeking virtue and fame to seeking security and the good things of ordinary life.