Hannah Arendt and Leo Strauss: German Emigres and American Political Thought after World War II

Hannah Arendt and Leo Strauss: German Emigres and American Political Thought after World War II

by Peter Graf Kielmansegg
     
 

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This book explores the influence of Hannah Arendt's and Leo Strauss' background in pre-World War II Germany on their perception of American democracy. The contributors analyze how their émigré experience both influenced their American work and also impacted on the formation of the discipline of political science in postwar Germany. Arendt's and Strauss'

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This book explores the influence of Hannah Arendt's and Leo Strauss' background in pre-World War II Germany on their perception of American democracy. The contributors analyze how their émigré experience both influenced their American work and also impacted on the formation of the discipline of political science in postwar Germany. Arendt's and Strauss' experiences thus aptly illustrate the transfer and transformation of political ideas in the World War II era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521599368
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
Publications of the German Historical Institute Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

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