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The Origins of Totalitarianism

The Origins of Totalitarianism
Author: Hannah Arendt
ISBN 13: 9780156701532
ISBN 10: 156701537
Edition: 1
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich
Publication Date: 1973-03-21
Format: Paperback
Pages: 576
List Price: $19.00

Generally regarded as the definitive work on totalitarianism, this book is an essential component of any study of twentieth-century political movements. Arendt was one of the first to recognize that Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union were two sides of the same coin rather than opposing philosophies of Right and Left. “With the Origins of Totalitarianism Hannah Arendt emerges as the most original and profound-therefore the most valuable-political theoretician of our times” (New Leader). Index.

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Schocken's is the first hardcover edition of Arendt's 1951 volume to be available in decades. The book begins its study with European anti-Semitism in the 1800s and moves up to Stalinist Russia and Nazi Germany, which the author fled in the 1930s. This edition sports a new introduction by Pulitzer Prize winner Samantha Powers. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.