The Origins Of Totalitarianism

Author: Hannah Arendt
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547543154
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“How could such a book speak so powerfully to our present moment? The short answer is that we, too, live in dark times, even if they are different and perhaps less dark, and “Origins” raises a set of fundamental questions about how tyranny can arise and the dangerous forms of inhumanity to which it can lead.” Jeffrey C. Isaac, The Washington Post Hannah Arendt's definitive work on totalitarianism and an essential component of any study of twentieth-century political history The Origins of Totalitarianism begins with the rise of anti-Semitism in central and western Europe in the 1800s and continues with an examination of European colonial imperialism from 1884 to the outbreak of World War I. Arendt explores the institutions and operations of totalitarian movements, focusing on the two genuine forms of totalitarian government in our time—Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia—which she adroitly recognizes were two sides of the same coin, rather than opposing philosophies of Right and Left. From this vantage point, she discusses the evolution of classes into masses, the role of propaganda in dealing with the nontotalitarian world, the use of terror, and the nature of isolation and loneliness as preconditions for total domination.

Totalitarianism

Author: Hannah Arendt
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547545924
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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

The Origins Of Totalitarianism

Author: Hannah Arendt
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241316766
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'How could such a book speak so powerfully to our present moment? The short answer is that we, too, live in dark times' Washington Post Hannah Arendt's chilling analysis of the conditions that led to the Nazi and Soviet totalitarian regimes is a warning from history about the fragility of freedom, exploring how propaganda, scapegoats, terror and political isolation all aided the slide towards total domination. 'A non-fiction bookend to Nineteen Eighty-Four' The New York Times 'The political theorist who wrote about the Nazis and the 'banality of evil' has become a surprise bestseller' Guardian

Imperialism

Author: Hannah Arendt
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547705200
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This middle volume focuses on the curious and cruel epoch of declining European colonial imperialism from 1884 to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. Index.

The Origins Of Totalitarianism Imperialism

Author: Hannah Arendt
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This remarkable book has been foremost wherever the characteristics and problems of the twentieth century were discussed. Uncovering the roots of totalitarianism, Dr. Arendt evokes the subterranean stream of nineteenth-century European history in which totalitarian elements first appeared, before the twentieth-century decline of the nation-state and the disintegration of class society brought about their crystallization into total domination resting on mass support. Beginning with a study of anti-semitism, and after presenting the Dreyfus Affair, she goes on to a study of imperialism and demonstrates how the interplay of racism, power-seeking, and economic developments generate autonomous processes that are limitless and aimless. The climax of the book is the last third, which deals with the institutions, organizations, and functioning of totalitarian movements and governments, with the attraction they exerted on the European masses as well as on the intellectual elite. -- Form publisher's description.

The End Of Economic Man

Author: Peter Drucker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351304224
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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.

Hombres En Tiempos De Oscuridad

Author: Hannah Arendt
Publisher: Editorial GEDISA
ISBN: 8497842154
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Las figuras sobre las que Hannah Arendt reflexiona en este libro tienen en común tan sólo la época que les tocó vivir. ¿Cuáles fueron las respuestas de Karl Jaspers, Juan XXIII, Isak Dinesen, Walter Benjamin, Hermann Broch o Bertolt Brecht, entre otros, a las condiciones externas del mundo durante la primera mitad del siglo xx, con sus catástrofes políticas, sus desastres morales y su sorprendente desarrollo en las artes y las ciencias?. Hannah Arendt se acerca a estos bien conocidos personajes guiándose por su concepción filosófica acerca de lo que puede y debe saber un ser humano. No hay que hurgar en las intimidades de las personas para captar los rasgos que los hacen únicos e inmortales. Con una excepcional capacidad de percepción de las cualidades humanas más inconfundibles y profundas, Arendt señala su manera de estar presentes en el mundo, de mostrarse a la luz pública, ya sea en sus obras o sus actos. Nos muestra con precisión y sin eufemismos en qué medida estas figuras lucharon, se tambalearon y tropezaron debido a sus circunstancias y su demonio particular, para ser, después de todo y a veces a pesar de ellos, fieles a sí mismos y a sus aspiraciones más profundas.

Hannah Arendt

Author: Margaret Canovan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521477734
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Margaret Canovan argues in this book that much of the published work on Arendt has been flawed by serious misunderstandings, arising from a failure to see her work in its proper context. The author shows how such misunderstanding was possible, and offers a fundamental reinterpretation, drawing on Arendt's unpublished as well as her published work, which sheds new light on most areas of her thought.