A collection of writings by a groundbreaking political thinker
Although Hannah Arendt is considered one of the major contributors to social and political thought in the twentieth century, this is the first general anthology of her writings. This volume includes selections from her major works, including"The Origins of Totalitarianism," "Between Past and Future," "Men in Dark Times," "The Jew as Pariah," "and The Human Condition," as well as many shorter writings and letters. Sections include extracts from her work on fascism, Marxism, and totalitarianism; her treatment of work and labor; her writings on politics and ethics; and a section on truth and the role of the intellectual.
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About the Author
Peter R. Baehr is Honorary Professor of Human Rights at Utrecht University. Leon Gordenker is Professor Emeritus of Politics at Princeton University.
Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) was an influential German political theorist and philosopher whose works include The Origins of Totalitarianism, The Human Condition, and Eichmann in Jerusalem.
Peter Baehr is professor and head of the department of sociology and social policy at Lingnan University (Hong Kong) as well as a fellow of the Center for Asian Pacific Studies. His books include Hannah Arendt, Totalitarianism, and the Social Sciences: Critical Encounters; Founders, Classics, Canons: Modern Disputes on the Origins and Appraisal of Sociology's Heritage; and Caesar and the Fading of the Roman World.