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Eichmann in Jerusalem

Eichmann in Jerusalem

Ein Bericht von der Banalität des Bösen

  • Author: Hannah Arendt
  • Publisher: Piper Verlag
  • ISBN: 3492962580
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 448
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Der ehemalige SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann gilt als einer der Hauptverantwortlichen für die »Endlösung« der Juden in Europa. Der Prozess gegen ihn fand 1961 in Jerusalem statt. Hannah Arendts Prozessbericht wurde von ihr 1964 als Buch publiziert und brachte eine Lawine ins Rollen: Es stieß bei seinem Erscheinen auf heftige Ablehnung in Israel, Deutschland und in den USA– und wurde zu einem Klassiker wie kaum ein anderes vergleichbares Werk zur Zeitgeschichte und ihrer Deutung.

Die Freiheit, frei zu sein

Die Freiheit, frei zu sein

  • Author: Hannah Arendt
  • Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
  • ISBN: 3423434201
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 72
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»Mein Thema heute, so fürchte ich, ist fast schon beschämend aktuell.« Was ist Freiheit, und was bedeutet sie uns? Begreifen wir sie nur als die Abwesenheit von Furcht und von Zwängen, oder meint Freiheit nicht vielmehr auch, sich an gesellschaftlichen Prozessen zu beteiligen, eine eigene politische Stimme zu haben, um von anderen gehört, erkannt und schließlich erinnert zu werden? Und: Haben wir diese Freiheit einfach, oder wer gibt sie uns, und kann man sie uns auch wieder wegnehmen? In diesem bisher auf Deutsch unveröffentlichten Essay zeichnet Hannah Arendt die historische Entwicklung des Freiheitsbegriffs nach. Dabei berücksichtigt sie insbesondere die Revolutionen in Frankreich und Amerika. Während die eine in eine Katastrophe mündete und zu einem Wendepunkt der Geschichte wurde, war die andere ein triumphaler Erfolg und blieb doch eine lokale Angelegenheit. Aber warum?

Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt

  • Author: Hauke Brunkhorst
  • Publisher: C.H.Beck
  • ISBN: 9783406419485
  • Category: Political scientists
  • Page: 183
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Über die Revolution

Über die Revolution

  • Author: Hannah Arendt
  • Publisher: Piper ebooks
  • ISBN: 3492964451
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 432
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Die globalen Veränderungen der letzten Jahrzehnte und das Ende des Kalten Krieges werfen ein neues Licht auf Hannah Arendts Schrift »Über die Revolution«. Arendt analysiert in dieser brillanten Studie eines der erstaunlichsten Phänomene des 20. Jahrhunderts: Ausgehend von der amerikanischen und der Französischen Revolution, untersucht sie die Ablösung des Krieges als Mittel der gewaltsamen Veränderung durch die Revolution.

On Violence

On Violence

  • Author: Hannah Arendt
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780547543086
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 120
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An analysis of the nature, causes, and significance of violence in the second half of the twentieth century. Arendt also reexamines the relationship between war, politics, violence, and power. “Incisive, deeply probing, written with clarity and grace, it provides an ideal framework for understanding the turbulence of our times”(Nation). Index.

The Origins of Totalitarianism

The Origins of Totalitarianism

  • Author: Hannah Arendt
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241316766
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 650
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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

Hannah Arendt: Kein Herz für die Emanzipation?

Hannah Arendt: Kein Herz für die Emanzipation?

  • Author: Natalie Gorris
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3638794385
  • Category:
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Frauenstudien / Gender-Forschung, Note: 2,0, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin (Institut fur Kultur- und Kunstwissenschaften), Veranstaltung: Kulturwissenschaftliches Seminar: Zum Begriff der Natalitat bei Hannah Arendt, 7 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Hannah Arendt, Philosophin des 20. Jahrhunderts, bezeichnete sich selbst als politische Theoretikerin'. Ihr Denken war gepragt durch Authentizitat und Non-Konformitat. Dies brachte ihr neben Anerkennung und Beruhmtheit zum Teil heftige Kritik ein, wie im Fall ihres Buches zum Eichmann-Prozess Eichmann in Jerusalem. Auch von Seiten der Feministinnen wurde sie angefeindet, da sie angeblich den verschiedenen Formen der Ausgrenzung der Frauen in Kultur und Politik mit Ignoranz begegnet" sei. Hatte Hannah Arendt die Frauenfrage vollstandig ausgeblendet oder nicht als wichtig erachtet? Die Enttauschung der Feministinnen muss umso grosser gewesen sein, da gerade Arendt als Frau ein hohes Mass an Anerkennung in Bereichen erlangt hatte, die als mannlich konnotiert gelten: in Wissenschaft und Politik. Hatte Hannah Arendt also nicht eine von ihnen sein sollen? Wie kam es, dass ausgerechnet eine solche Frau sich so gegen sie zu stellen schien? In Anbetracht der Tatsache, dass in ihren Texten immer das Streben nach Freiheit und Pluralitat mitschwingt, habe ich mich auf die Suche begeben: nach Anhaltspunkten wie Statements zu Frauen, der Frauenbewegung, Emanzipation und Geschlechterverhaltnissen. Ziel dieser Arbeit ist es somit, diese Ausserungen zu analysieren und der Frage nachzugehen, worin genau die Kritik an Hannah Arendt seitens der Feministinnen bestand und ob sie in gewisser Weise berechtigt war, aber auch welchen Einstellungen und welchem Denken Hannah Arendts Ausserungen entstammt sein mogen."

Eichmann in Jerusalem

Eichmann in Jerusalem

A Report on the Banality of Evil

  • Author: Hannah Arendt
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101007167
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 336
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The controversial journalistic analysis of the mentality that fostered the Holocaust, from the author of The Origins of Totalitarianism Sparking a flurry of heated debate, Hannah Arendt’s authoritative and stunning report on the trial of German Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann first appeared as a series of articles in The New Yorker in 1963. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt’s postscript directly addressing the controversy that arose over her account. A major journalistic triumph by an intellectual of singular influence, Eichmann in Jerusalem is as shocking as it is informative—an unflinching look at one of the most unsettling (and unsettled) issues of the twentieth century.

Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt

  • Author: Julia Kristeva
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 9780231121026
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 291
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Home to the New York Yankees, the Bronx Zoo, and the Grand Concourse, the Bronx was at one time a haven for upwardly mobile second-generation immigrants eager to leave the crowded tenements of Manhattan in pursuit of the American dream. Once hailed as a "wonder borough" of beautiful homes, parks, and universities, the Bronx became--during the 1960s and 1970s--a national symbol of urban deterioration. Thriving neighborhoods that had long been home to generations of families dissolved under waves of arson, crime, and housing abandonment, turning blocks of apartment buildings into gutted, graffiti-covered shells and empty, trash-filled lots. In this revealing history of the Bronx, Evelyn Gonzalez describes how the once-infamous New York City borough underwent one of the most successful and inspiring community revivals in American history. From its earliest beginnings as a loose cluster of commuter villages to its current status as a densely populated home for New York's growing and increasingly more diverse African American and Hispanic populations, this book shows how the Bronx interacted with and was affected by the rest of New York City as it grew from a small colony on the tip of Manhattan into a sprawling metropolis. This is the story of the clattering of elevated subways and the cacophony of crowded neighborhoods, the heady optimism of industrial progress and the despair of economic recession, and the vibrancy of ethnic cultures and the resilience of local grassroots coalitions crucial to the borough's rejuvenation. In recounting the varied and extreme transformations this remarkable community has undergone, Evelyn Gonzalez argues that it was not racial discrimination, rampant crime, postwar liberalism, or big government that was to blame for the urban crisis that assailed the Bronx during the late 1960s. Rather, the decline was inextricably connected to the same kinds of social initiatives, economic transactions, political decisions, and simple human choices that had once been central to the development and vitality of the borough. Although the history of the Bronx is unquestionably a success story, crime, poverty, and substandard housing still afflict the community today. Yet the process of building and rebuilding carries on, and the revitalization of neighborhoods and a resurgence of economic growth continue to offer hope for the future.

Responsibility and Judgment

Responsibility and Judgment

  • Author: Hannah Arendt
  • Publisher: Schocken
  • ISBN: 0307544052
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 336
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Each of the books that Hannah Arendt published in her lifetime was unique, and to this day each continues to provoke fresh thought and interpretations. This was never more true than for Eichmann in Jerusalem, her account of the trial of Adolf Eichmann, where she first used the phrase “the banality of evil.” Her consternation over how a man who was neither a monster nor a demon could nevertheless be an agent of the most extreme evil evoked derision, outrage, and misunderstanding. The firestorm of controversy prompted Arendt to readdress fundamental questions and concerns about the nature of evil and the making of moral choices. Responsibility and Judgment gathers together unpublished writings from the last decade of Arendt’s life, as she struggled to explicate the meaning of Eichmann in Jerusalem. At the heart of this book is a profound ethical investigation, “Some Questions of Moral Philosophy”; in it Arendt confronts the inadequacy of traditional moral “truths” as standards to judge what we are capable of doing, and she examines anew our ability to distinguish good from evil and right from wrong. We see how Arendt comes to understand that alongside the radical evil she had addressed in earlier analyses of totalitarianism, there exists a more pernicious evil, independent of political ideology, whose execution is limitless when the perpetrator feels no remorse and can forget his acts as soon as they are committed. Responsibility and Judgment is an essential work for understanding Arendt’s conception of morality; it is also an indispensable investigation into some of the most troubling and important issues of our time. From the Hardcover edition.

Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt

Freiheit und Politik

  • Author: Alexis Demos
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3640642287
  • Category:
  • Page: 28
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Politik - Politische Theorie und Ideengeschichte, Note: 1,7, Technische Universitat Dresden, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Eine Auseinandersetzung mit dem Politikverstandnis Hannah Arendts (1906-1975), das einem judischen Denken entsprungen und den Erfahrungen des Totalitarismus geschuldet ist. Denn nur durch ihre Erfahrungen in und mit der nicht-judischen Welt und durch ihre Erfahrung der Freiheit lasst sich die Thematik Freiheit und Politik" verstandlich darstellen. Diesbezuglich ist auch der hohe Stellenwert zu sehen, den Hannah Arendts Lebenswerk postum erhielt, gilt es doch - gerade aus deutscher Sicht - als oberste Prioritat, eine totalitare Diktatur, wie die der Nationalsozialisten auf ihre Entstehungsmoglichkeiten hin zu analysieren und bis auf weiteres zu unterbinden."

Human Condition

Human Condition

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Rob Shepherd
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
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Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt

Twenty Years Later

  • Author: Larry May,Jerome Kohn
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262631822
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 384
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Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) was one of the most important political philosophers of our century. Born in Germany, Arendt studied with Martin Heidegger and Karl Jaspers. She escaped after the Nazis came to power; remained stateless until 1951, when she became a U.S. citizen; was the first woman appointed to a full professorship at Princeton; and became a prominent "public intellectual" whose positions were often controversial. Her major works include The Origins of Totalitarianism, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, The Human Condition, and The Life of the Mind (unfinished at her death). Now, twenty years later, this collection of fifteen essays brings her work into dialogue with those philosophical views that are at center stage today -- in critical theory, communitarianism, virtue theory, and feminism. The essays are divided into four sections: Political Action and Judgment; Ethics and the Nature of Evil; Self and World; and Gender and Jewishness. An extensive bibliography of work on Arendt in English is included as an appendix.

Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt

Critical Essays

  • Author: Lewis P. Hinchman,Sandra K. Hinchman
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 1438406746
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 422
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This work presents both the range of Arendt’s political thought and the patterns of controversy it has elicited. The essays are arranged in six parts around important themes in Arendt’s work: totalitarianism and evil; narrative and history; the public world and personal identity; action and power; justice, equality, and democracy; and thinking and judging. Despite such thematic diversity, virtually all the contributors have made an effort to build bridges between interest-driven politics and Arendt’s Hellenic/existential politics. Although some are quite critical of the way Arendt develops her theory, most sympathize with her project of rescuing politics from both the foreshortening glance of the philosopher and its assimilation to social and biological processes. This volume treats Arendt’s work as an imperfect, somewhat time-bound but still invaluable resource for challenging some of our most tenacious prejudices about what politics is and how to study it. The following eminent Arendt scholars have contributed chapters to this book: Ronald Beiner, Margaret Canovan, Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, Seyla Benhabib, Jürgen Habermas, Hanna Pitkin, and Sheldon Wolin.

Love and Saint Augustine

Love and Saint Augustine

  • Author: Hannah Arendt
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022622564X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 254
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Hannah Arendt began her scholarly career with an exploration of Saint Augustine's concept of caritas, or neighborly love, written under the direction of Karl Jaspers and the influence of Martin Heidegger. After her German academic life came to a halt in 1933, Arendt carried her dissertation into exile in France, and years later took the same battered and stained copy to New York. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, as she was completing or reworking her most influential studies of political life, Arendt was simultaneously annotating and revising her dissertation on Augustine, amplifying its argument with terms and concepts she was using in her political works of the same period. The disseration became a bridge over which Arendt traveled back and forth between 1929 Heidelberg and 1960s New York, carrying with her Augustine's question about the possibility of social life in an age of rapid political and moral change. In Love and Saint Augustine, Joanna Vecchiarelli Scott and Judith Chelius Stark make this important early work accessible for the first time. Here is a completely corrected and revised English translation that incorporates Arendt's own substantial revisions and provides additional notes based on letters, contracts, and other documents as well as the recollections of Arendt's friends and colleagues during her later years.

The Jewish Writings

The Jewish Writings

  • Author: Hannah Arendt
  • Publisher: Schocken
  • ISBN: 9780307496287
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 640
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Although Hannah Arendt is not primarily known as a Jewish thinker, she probably wrote more about Jewish issues than any other topic. When she was in her mid-twenties and still living in Germany, Arendt wrote about the history of German Jews as a people living in a land that was not their own. In 1933, at the age of twenty-six, she fled to France, where she helped to arrange for German and eastern European Jewish youth to quit Europe and become pioneers in Palestine. During her years in Paris, Arendt’s principal concern was with the transformation of antisemitism from a social prejudice to a political policy, which would culminate in the Nazi “final solution” to the Jewish question–the physical destruction of European Jewry. After France fell at the beginning of World War II, Arendt escaped from an internment camp in Gurs and made her way to the United States. Almost immediately upon her arrival in New York she wrote one article after another calling for a Jewish army to fight the Nazis, and for a new approach to Jewish political thinking. After the war, her attention was focused on the creation of a Jewish homeland in a binational (Arab-Jewish) state of Israel. Although Arendt’s thoughts eventually turned more to the meaning of human freedom and its inseparability from political life, her original conception of political freedom cannot be fully grasped apart from her experience as a Jew. In 1961 she attended Adolf Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem. Her report on that trial, Eichmann in Jerusalem, provoked an immense controversy, which culminated in her virtual excommunication from the worldwide Jewish community. Today that controversy is the subject of serious re-evaluation, especially among younger people in America, Europe, and Israel. The publication of The Jewish Writings–much of which has never appeared before–traces Arendt’s life and thought as a Jew. It will put an end to any doubts about the centrality, from beginning to end, of Arendt’s Jewish experience. From the Hardcover edition.

Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954

Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954

Formation, Exile, and Totalitarianism

  • Author: Hannah Arendt
  • Publisher: Schocken
  • ISBN: 0307787036
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 496
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Few thinkers have addressed the political horrors and ethical complexities of the twentieth century with the insight and passionate intellectual integrity of Hannah Arendt. She was irresistible drawn to the activity of understanding, in an effort to endow historic, political, and cultural events with meaning. Essays in Understanding assembles many of Arendt’s writings from the 1930s, 1940s, and into the 1950s. Included here are illuminating discussions of St. Augustine, existentialism, Kafka, and Kierkegaard: relatively early examinations of Nazism, responsibility and guilt, and the place of religion in the modern world: and her later investigations into the nature of totalitarianism that Arendt set down after The Origins of Totalitarianism was published in 1951. The body of work gathered in this volume gives us a remarkable portrait of Arendt’s developments as a thinker—and confirms why her ideas and judgments remain as provocative and seminal today as they were when she first set them down. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Promise of Politics

The Promise of Politics

  • Author: Hannah Arendt
  • Publisher: Schocken
  • ISBN: 0307542874
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 256
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After the publication of The Origins of Totalitarianism in 1951, Hannah Arendt undertook an investigation of Marxism, a subject that she had deliberately left out of her earlier work. Her inquiry into Marx’s philosophy led her to a critical examination of the entire tradition of Western political thought, from its origins in Plato and Aristotle to its culmination and conclusion in Marx. The Promise of Politics tells how Arendt came to understand the failure of that tradition to account for human action. From the time that Socrates was condemned to death by his fellow citizens, Arendt finds that philosophers have followed Plato in constructing political theories at the expense of political experiences, including the pre-philosophic Greek experience of beginning, the Roman experience of founding, and the Christian experience of forgiving. It is a fascinating, subtle, and original story, which bridges Arendt’s work from The Origins of Totalitarianism to The Human Condition, published in 1958. These writings, which deal with the conflict between philosophy and politics, have never before been gathered and published. The final and longer section of The Promise of Politics, titled “Introduction into Politics,” was written in German and is published here for the first time in English. This remarkable meditation on the modern prejudice against politics asks whether politics has any meaning at all anymore. Although written in the latter half of the 1950s, what Arendt says about the relation of politics to human freedom could hardly have greater relevance for our own time. When politics is considered as a means to an end that lies outside of itself, when force is used to “create” freedom, political principles vanish from the face of the earth. For Arendt, politics has no “end”; instead, it has at times been–and perhaps can be again–the never-ending endeavor of the great plurality of human beings to live together and share the earth in mutually guaranteed freedom. That is the promise of politics. From the Hardcover edition.

Hannah Arendt - Totalitäre Organisation

Hannah Arendt - Totalitäre Organisation

  • Author: Wanja von der Felsen
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3640973747
  • Category:
  • Page: 32
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2007 im Fachbereich Philosophie - Philosophie des 20. Jahrhunderts / Gegenwart, Note: 1,3, Technische Universitat Darmstadt (Institut fur Philosophie), Veranstaltung: Einfuhrung in Hannah Arendts politische Philosophie, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die Geschehnisse und Fiktionen aus der Zeit des Dritten Reiches und der Sowjetunion waren mit ihren Auswirkungen bis heute Gegenstand vieler Untersuchungen. Auch wie es dazu kommen konnte ist eine oft gestellte Frage, der sowohl psychologisch wie soziologisch nachgegangen wurde. In Elemente und Ursprunge totalitarer Herrschaft' geht Hannah Arendt dieser Frage nach, wie ein solches Regime und eine solche Volksbewegung zustande kommen konnen. Dabei geht sie weniger den Mythen, Ideologien und Fiktionen dieser Zeit nach, als dem Aufbau der Machtstrukturen und den ihr innewohnenden Zwecken. Denn schnell stellt sich heraus, dass die Ideologie einer solchen Bewegung hochstens eine sekundare Rolle spielt. Das eigentlich wichtige ist in der Organisation selbst versteckt, das und was ihr Zweck schliesslich ist, versucht Hannah Arendt menschlich wie sozial nachvollziehbar darzulegen. Wenn man eine Organisation betrachtet, muss sie zunachst einmal eine Aufgabe haben, um gegrundet zu werden. Die grundlegende Aufgabe totalitarer Organisation sieht Hannah Arendt darin ...die zentrale ideologische Fiktion ..., um die das Lugengespinst der Propaganda jeweils neu gewoben wird, in die Wirklichkeit umzusetzen und in der noch nicht totalitaren Welt Menschen so zu organisieren, dass sie sich nach den Gesetzen dieser fiktiven Wirklichkeit bewegen" (S. 538; Die folgenden Verweise auf Seitenzahlen beziehen sich auf Hannah Arendt, 2006). [...]"

Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt

For Love of the World

  • Author: Elisabeth Young-Bruehl
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300105889
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 563
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This highly acclaimed, prize-winning biography of one of the foremost political philosophers of the twentieth century is here reissued in a trade paperback edition for a new generation of readers. In a new preface the author offers an account of writings by and about Arendt that have appeared since the book's 1982 publication, providing a reassessment of her subject's life and achievement. Praise for the earlier edition: “Both a personal and an intellectual biography . . . It represents biography at its best.”—Peter Berger, front page, The New York Times Book Review “A story of surprising drama . . . . At last, we can see Arendt whole.”—Jim Miller, Newsweek “Indispensable to anyone interested in the life, the thought, or . . . the example of Hannah Arendt.”—Mark Feeney, Boston Globe “An adventure story that moves from pre-Nazi Germany to fame in the United States, and . . . a study of the influences that shaped a sharp political awareness.”—Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch Cover drawing by David Schorr