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Hannah Arendt
Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) taught political science and philosophy at The New School for Social Research in New York and the University of Chicago. Widely acclaimed as a brilliant and original thinker, her works include Eichmann in Jerusalem and The Human Condition. show more



Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) taught political science and philosophy at The New School for Social Research in New York and the University of Chicago. Widely acclaimed as a brilliant and original thinker, her works include Eichmann in Jerusalem and The Human Condition.

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Birth date: October 14, 1906
Died: December 04, 1975
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markk
markk rated it 7 months ago
When I was in graduate school I read many books that shaped my understanding of historical events, but few did so as profoundly as Christopher Browning's Ordinary Men. By using a battalion of reservists as a case study, Browning showed the process by which men not motivated by ideology or hatred or ...
bookaneer
bookaneer rated it 2 years ago
This wasn't what I'd hoped it would be, but I think the fault was probably my expectations rather than the book itself. I'm not much for philosophy; I much prefer history. I was hoping for a thorough, fact-driven analysis of the various totalitarian regimes throughout history, determining key charac...
Silvie's bookshelf
Silvie's bookshelf rated it 2 years ago
A nice intro to the work of Hannah Arendt. I look forward to reading some of her books.
Mishell's Book Blog
Mishell's Book Blog rated it 2 years ago
This book should be required reading for any citizen of the United States in 2017. Unless you're used to plowing through college-level texts at high speed, it could prove a bit challenging, but even if you only understand about 25% of what you're reading, that will still put you well ahead of th...
Garden-of-Stars
Garden-of-Stars rated it 3 years ago
I had never heard of “The Human Condition” before one of my professors brought it up in class and said we would be reading it for the course. Seeing as how there is high praise for Arendt written on the back cover and the reviews on Goodreads are quite high, I expected to at least somewhat enjoy it....
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