The Origins of Totalitarianism

The Origins of Totalitarianism

by Hannah Arendt

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ISBN-13: 9780343267988
Publisher: Franklin Classics
Publication date: 10/15/2018
Pages: 548
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.11(d)

About the Author

Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) is considered one of the most important and influential thinkers of the twentieth century. She is the author of numerous articles and books, including The Origins of Totalitarianism and the essay collection Men in Dark Times.

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The Origins of Totalitarianism 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A truly incredible piece of writing. The rigor of Arendt's intellectual quest should not be called admirable; it is an achievement. If only works like this could be had more often.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I once tried purchasing this book on CD but the media was corrupted. So it was a great surprise to see this in ebook format so I took the plunge and made the purchase. This book should be required reading for anyone concerned about how dictatorships arise. It's as timely today as it was when it was first written.
phi_6180339887 More than 1 year ago
The author analyzes the totalitarian movements and governments, the role of terror, propaganda and individual isolation.
rboyechko on LibraryThing 6 hours ago
In the book, Hannah Arendt traces the development of totalitarianism from its roots in the French nobility after Revolution to the 20th century and beyond. It is her extraordinary ability to expound such a complex topic in such a way that the book is engaging and, above all else, clear. Arendt never attempts to place her writing on the pinnacle of the Ivory Tower, unintelligible for all but a select few erudite peers. Instead, the book is quite accessible to a layman. Nonetheless, it's clear that she has done extensive research into all aspects connected with the topic, with the result that reading the rather voluminous footnotes has proved to be a major source of extra information. In short, an excellent book for anyone interest in totalitarianism, both present-day and historical. Additionally, there is much information about imperialism, Jews in Europe, Nazi Germany, Soviet Union, and a plethora of other related topics.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In a time when comparisons to Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, et al flow freely, it is worth taking the time to remind oneself what they were about and how they came to power.
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