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Portable Hannah Arendt

ISBN-10: 0140269746

ISBN-13: 9780140269741

Edition: 2000

Authors: Hannah Arendt, Peter R. Baehr

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Hannah Arendt was a Jew born in Germany in the early twentieth century. After the rise of the Nazis, she emigrated to America, where she proceeded to write some of the most hard-hitting reflections on controversial issues of the day.
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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Born in Hanover, Germany, Hannah Arendt received her doctorate from Heidelberg University in 1928. A victim of naziism, she fled Germany in 1933 for France, where she helped with the resettlement of Jewish children in Palestine. In 1941, she emigrated to the United States. Ten years later she became an American citizen. Arendt held numerous positions in her new country---research director of the Conference on Jewish Relations, chief editor of Schocken Books, and executive director of Jewish Cultural Reconstruction in New York City. A visiting professor at several universities, including the University of California, Columbia, and the University of Chicago, and university professor on the graduate faculty of the New School for Social Research, in 1959 she became the first woman appointed to a full professorship at Princeton. She also won a number of grants and fellowships. In 1967 she received the Sigmund Freud Prize of the German Akademie fur Sprache und Dichtung for her fine scholarly writing. Arendt was well equipped to write her superb The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951) which David Riesman called "an achievement in historiography." In his view, "such an experience in understanding our times as this book provides is itself a social force not to be underestimated." Arendt's study of Adolf Eichmann at his trial---Eichmann in Jerusalem (1963)---part of which appeared originally in The New Yorker, was a painfully searching investigation into what made the Nazi persecutor tick. In it, she states that the trial of this Nazi illustrates the "banality of evil." In 1968, she published Men in Dark Times, which includes essays on Hermann Broch, Walter Benjamin, and Bertolt Brecht (see Vol. 2), as well as an interesting characterization of Pope John XXIII.

Editor's Introduction
Principal Dates
Bibliographical Notes
Acknowledgments
Overview: What Remains?
"What Remains? The Language Remains": A Conversation with Gunter Gaus
Stateless Persons
That "Infinitely Complex Red-tape Existence": From a Letter to Karl Jaspers
The Perplexities of the Rights of Man
The Jewish Army - the Beginning of a Jewish Politics?
Jewess and Shlemihl (1771-1795)
Writing Rahel Vamhagen. From a Letter to Karl Jaspers
Totalitarianism
The Jews and Society
Expansion
Total Domination
Organized Guilt and Universal Responsibility
A Reply to Eric Voegelin
The Vita Activa
Labor, Work, Action
The Public and the Private Realm
Reflections on Little Rock
The Social Question
The Concept of History: Ancient and Modern
Banality and Conscience: The Eichmann Trial and its Implications
From Eichmann in Jerusalem: An Expert on the Jewish Question
From Eichmann in Jerusalem: The Final Solution: Killing
From Eichmann in Jerusalem: The Wannsee Conference, or Pontius Pilate
From Eichmann in Jerusalem: Execution
From Eichmann in Jerusalem: Epilogue
From Eichmann in Jerusalem: Postscript
"Holes of Oblivion": The Eichmann Trial and Totalitarianism. From a Letter to Mary McCarthy
A "Daughter of Our People": A Response to Gershom Scholem
From The Life of the Mind (volume 1): The Answer of Socrates
From The Life of the Mind (volume 1): The Two-in-One
Revolution and Preservation
Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919)
What Is Freedom?
What Is Authority?
The Revolutionary Tradition and Its Loss Treasure
Of Truth and Traps
Heidegger the Fox
Truth and Politics
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