The Origins of Totalitarianism

The Origins of Totalitarianism
Author: Hannah Arendt
Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 520
ISBN: UCAL:B4953859
Language: en
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Antisemitism -- Imperialism -- Totalitarianism.

The Origins of Totalitarianism

The Origins of Totalitarianism
Author: Hannah Arendt
Release: 1973
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 527
ISBN: 0156701537
Language: en
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Explores the roots of totalitarianism and its culmination in Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia

Totalitarianism

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

Imperialism

Imperialism
Author: Hannah Arendt
Release: 1968-03-20
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 218
ISBN: 9780547705200
Language: en
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In the second volume of The Origins of Totalitarianism, the political theorist traces the decline of European colonialism and the outbreak of WWI. Since it was first published in 1951, The Origins of Totalitarianism has been recognized as the definitive philosophical account of the totalitarian mindset. A probing analysis of Nazism, Stalinism, and the “banality of evil”, it remains one of the most referenced works in studies and discussions of totalitarian movements around the world. In this second volume, Imperialism, Dr. Hannah Arendt examines the cruel epoch of declining European colonial imperialism from 1884 to the outbreak of the First World War. Through portraits of Disraili, Cecil Rhodes, Gobineau, Proust, and T.E. Lawrence, Arendt illustrates how this era ended with the decline of the nation-state and the disintegration of Europe’s class society. These two events, Arendt argues, generated totalitarianism, which in turn produced the Holocaust. “The most original and profound—therefore the most valuable—political theorist of our times.”—Dwight MacDonald, The New Leader

Crises of the Republic

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

Antisemitism

Antisemitism
Author: Hannah Arendt
Release: 2012-09-21
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9780544107977
Language: en
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In the first volume of her landmark philosophical work, The Origins of Totalitarianism, the political theorist traces the rise of antisemitism in Europe. Since it was first published in 1951, The Origins of Totalitarianism has been recognized as the definitive philosophical account of the totalitarian mindset. A probing analysis of Nazism, Stalinism, and the “banality of evil”, it remains one of the most referenced works in studies and discussions of totalitarian movements around the world. In this first volume, Antisemitism, Dr. Hannah Arendt traces the rise of antisemitism to Central and Western European Jewish history during the 19th century. With the appearance of the first political activity by antisemitic parties in the 1870s and 1880s, Arendt states, the machinery that led to the horrors of the Holocaust was set in motion. The Dreyfus Affair, in Arendt’s view, was “a kind of dress rehearsal”—the first modern use of antisemitism as an instrument of public policy and of hysteria as a political weapon. “The most original and profound—therefore the most valuable—political theorist of our times.”—Dwight MacDonald, The New Leader

The Origins of Totalitarianism Primary Source Edition

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

The Origins of Totalitarianism  Imperialism
Author: Hannah Arendt
Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: IND:32000006466710
Language: en
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The Origins of Totalitarianism Totalitarianism

The Origins of Totalitarianism  Totalitarianism
Author: Hannah Arendt
Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: LCCN:68003757
Language: en
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Hannah Arendt Totalitarianism and the Social Sciences

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

Reading The Origins of Totalitarianism in 2020

Reading The Origins of Totalitarianism in 2020
Author: Daniel Grasso
Release: 2020-12-19
Editor: Independently Published
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9798686188259
Language: en
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First published in 1951, The Origins of Totalitarianism is frequently ranked amongst the top non-fiction books of the 20th century and all time. Having witnessed the great tragedies of WWII, Arendt's work is full of hard-won lessons learned in the aftermath of great horrors-lessons certainly applicable to the unrest of today. This short book seeks to synthesize and relate the dense and much needed wisdom of Arendt's insight into totalitarianism for today. Meant as a guide through Arendt's masterwork, this short volume clearly and concisely draws out the enduring and relevant themes. Specifically written to address the confusion and unrest of our times, this guide summarizes and explains Arendt's insight into: movements, ideology, the rootlessness of mass society, and much more. After a succinct yet detailed exploration of the major themes of Origins, a short editorial conclusion explicitly connects Arendt's insights to today's political situation in a nonpartisan manner. This succinct book will be of great interest to anyone seeking nuanced and detailed thought on the foundational problems and history of our unrest today.

The Right to Have Rights

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

A Lethal Obsession

A Lethal Obsession
Author: Robert S. Wistrich
Release: 2010-01-05
Editor: Random House
Pages: 1200
ISBN: 9781588368997
Language: en
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In this unprecedented work two decades in the making, leading historian Robert S. Wistrich examines the long and ugly history of anti-Semitism, from the first recorded pogrom in 38 BCE to its shocking and widespread resurgence in the present day. As no other book has done before it, A Lethal Obsession reveals the causes behind this shameful and persistent form of hatred and offers a sobering look at how it may shake and reshape the world in years to come. Here are the fascinating and long-forgotten roots of the “Jewish difference”–the violence that greeted the Jewish Diaspora in first-century Alexandria. Wistrich suggests that the idea of a formless God who passed down a universal moral law to a chosen few deeply disconcerted the pagan world. The early leaders of Christianity increased their strength by painting these “superior” Jews as a cosmic and satanic evil, and by the time of the Crusades, murdering a “Christ killer” had become an act of conscience. Moving seamlessly through centuries of war and dissidence, A Lethal Obsession powerfully portrays the creation of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the fateful anti-Semitic tract commissioned by Russia’s tsarist secret police at the end of the nineteenth century–and the prediction by Theodor Herzl, Austrian founder of political Zionism, of eventual disaster for the Jews in Europe. The twentieth century fulfilled this dark prophecy, with the horrifying ascent of Hitler’s Third Reich. Yet, as Wistrich disturbingly suggests, the end of World War II failed to neutralize the “Judeophobic virus”: Pogroms and prejudice continued in Soviet-controlled territories and in the Arab-Muslim world that would fan flames for new decades of distrust, malice, and violence. Here, in pointed and devastating detail, is our own world, one in which jihadi terrorists and the radical left blame Israel for all global ills. In his concluding chapters, Wistrich warns of a possible nuclear “Final Solution” at the hands of Iran, a land in which a formerly prosperous Jewish community has declined in both fortunes and freedoms. Dazzling in scope and erudition, A Lethal Obsession is a riveting masterwork of investigative nonfiction, the definitive work on this unsettling yet essential subject. It is destined to become an indispensable source for any student of world affairs.

The End of Economic Man

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

The origins of totalitarianism 3 Totalitaranism

The origins of totalitarianism  3  Totalitaranism
Author: Hannah Arendt
Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 196
ISBN: 0156906503
Language: en
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Politics in Dark Times

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

Hannah Arendt and the Uses of History

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

The Anthem Companion to Hannah Arendt

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

Hannah Arendt and Karl Marx

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

The New Inquisitions
Author: Arthur Versluis
Release: 2006-07-27
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 190
ISBN: 9780195306378
Language: en
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'The New Inquisitions' begins with early Christianity, and traces heretic-hunting as a phenomenon through the middle ages and right into the 20th century, showing how the same inquisitional modes of thought recur both on the political Left and on the political Right.