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Thinking Without a Banister by Hannah Arendt

Thinking Without a Banister

Thinking Without a Banister by Hannah Arendt
Mar 06, 2018 | 608 Pages
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“This second volume of some 40 essays, interviews, conference presentations, acceptance speeches, letters and reviews, edited and introduced by Arendt scholar Kohn, reveals a wide focus, including the relationship of theory to practice, American elections, the Cold War, freedom, civic responsibility, and happiness….[Arendt] emerges as startlingly prescient: in an interview in 1973, for example, she emphasized that a free press is crucial in a democracy….A challenging, densely argued, provocative collection.” Kirkus Reviews

Table Of Contents

Introduction by Jerome Kohn ix
Acknowledgments xxxi
Publication History xxxiii

Karl Marx and the Tradition of Western Political Thought 3
I. The Broken Thread of Tradition 3
II. The Modern Challenge to Tradition 16
The Great Tradition 43
I. Law and Power 43
II. Ruling and Being Ruled 56
Authority in the Twentieth Century 69
Letter to Robert M. Hutchins 92
The Hungarian Revolution and Totalitarian Imperialism 104
Totalitarianism 156
Culture and Politics 159
Challenges to Traditional Ethics: A Response to Michael Polanyi 184
Reflections on the 1960 National Conventions: Kennedy vs. Nixon 191
Action and the “Pursuit of Happiness” 200
Freedom and Politics, a Lecture 219
The Cold War and the West 244
Nation-State and Democracy 254
Kennedy and After 261
Nathalie Sarraute 264
As If Speaking to a Brick Wall”: A Conversation with Joachim Fest 273
Labor, Work, Action 290
Politics and Crime: An Exchange of Letters 307
Introduction to The Warriors by J. Glenn Gray 315
On the Human Condition 321
The Crisis Character of Modern Society 327
Revolution and Freedom, a Lecture 000
Is America by Nature a Violent Society? 000
The Possessed 000
“The Freedom to Be Free”: The Conditions and Meaning of Revolution 000
Imagination 000
He’s All Dwight 394
Emerson-Thoreau Medal Address 402
The Archimedean Point 405
Heidegger at Eighty 418
For Martin Heidegger 431
War Crimes and the American Conscience 432
Letter to the Editor of The New York Review of Books 433
Values in Contemporary Society 437
Hannah Arendt on Hannah Arendt 442
Remarks 475
Address to the Advisory Council on Philosophy at Princeton University 484
Interview with Roger Errera 000
Public Rights and Private Interests: A Response to Charles Frankel 000
Preliminary Remarks About the Life of the Mind 511
Transition 515
Remembering Wystan H. Auden, Who Died in the Night of the Twenty-eighth of September, 1973 523

Index 533

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