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The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt

The Origins of Totalitarianism

The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt
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Apr 20, 2004 | 704 Pages
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    Apr 20, 2004 | 704 Pages

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“I’m more convinced than ever that this book, conclusively developed out of your clarity of vision, represents a major breakthrough for our political world, the first of its kind amid all the current talk of totalitarianism. Every politician ought to read it and understand it. If another author should follow you and put what you have grasped into a logical structure that is simple and easy to teach, one will still always have to go back to the source to participate in that power that enables others to see.”
—Karl Jaspers, in a letter to Hannah Arendt (1955)

Table Of Contents

Introduction by Samantha Power ix

Preface to the First Edition xxv

I
ANTISEMITISM
Preface 
1. Antisemitism as an Outrage to Common Sense 
2. The Jews, the Nation-State, and the Birth of Antisemitism
3. The Jews and Society
4. The Dreyfus Affair

II
IMPERIALISM
Preface
1. The Political Emancipation of the Bourgeoisie
2. Race-Thinking Before Racism 
3. Race and Bureaucracy
4. Continental Imperialism: The Pan-Movements  
5. The Decline of the Nation-State and the End of the Rights of Man 

III
TOTALITARIANISM
Preface
1. A Classless Society 
2. The Totalitarian Movement
3. Totalitarianism in Power
4. Ideology and Terror: A Novel Form of Government

APPENDIX
“Totalitarianism”
“Concluding Remarks”

Bibliography

Index

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