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Hannnah Arendt (1906-1975) was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1906, and received her doctorate in p... Read More

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Hannnah Arendt (1906-1975) was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1906, and received her doctorate in philosophy from the University of Heidelberg. In 1933, she was briefly imprisoned by the Gestapo, after which she fled Germany for Paris, where she worked on behalf of Jewish refugee children. In 1937, she was stripped of her German citizenship, and in 1941 she left France for the United States where she became one of the world's most influential academic and political theorists. Famed for her observations on totalitarian regimes like Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany, as well as 'the banality of evil', Arendt is also the author of The Origins of Totalitarianism, Eichmann in Jerusalem, and The Human Condition.When should we revolt? A life-changing insight into violent political change by one of the world's greatest political thinkers and author of surprise recent bestseller The Origins of Totalitarianism.

'More than any thinker it was Arendt who identified how movements of ideas, racial theories, people and methods ... ultimately disfigured the twentieth century.' David Olusoga

'Arendt's most profound legacy is in establishing that one has to consider oneself political as part of the human condition. What are your political acts, and what politics do they serve?' Guardian

'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 (on The Origins of Totalitarianism)

On Revolution is world-famous political thinker Hannah Arendt's classic exploration of a phenomenon that has radically reshaped the world. From eighteenth-century rebellions in America and France to the explosive political upheavals of the twentieth-century, Hannah Arendt traces the changing face of revolution and its relationship to war - and reveals the crucial role these globe-shaking events will play in the future of humanity. Urgent yet timeless, On Revolution is essential reading for anyone seeking to decipher the forces that have shaped our tumultuous age.

'Enormously erudite, always imaginative, original and full of insights.' Sunday Times

'Remarkable for us, no doubt, is Arendt's conviction that only philosophy could have saved those millions of lives.' Judith ButlerWhen should we revolt? A life-changing insight into violent political change by one of the world's greatest political thinkers and author of surprise recent bestseller The Origins of Totalitarianism.How could such a book speak so powerfully to our present moment? The short answer is that we, too, live in dark times.More than any thinker it was Hannah Arendt who identified how those movements of ideas, racial theories, people and methods take place, showing how they fused with other forces - most notably European antisemitism - to shape and ultimately disfigure the twentieth century.Enormously erudite, always imaginative, original and full of insights.Perhaps Arendt's most profound legacy is in establishing that one has to consider oneself political as part of the human condition. What are your political acts, and what politics do they serve?A non-fiction bookend to Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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Title: On Revolution
Author: Hannah Arendt
SKU: BK0446346
EAN: 9780571327416

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Hannnah Arendt (1906-1975) was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1906, and received her doctorate in philosophy from the University of Heidelberg. In 1933, she was briefly imprisoned by the Gestapo, after which she fled Germany for Paris, where she worked on behalf of Jewish refugee children. In 1937, she was stripped of her German citizenship, and in 1941 she left France for the United States where she became one of the world's most influential academic and political theorists. Famed for her observations on totalitarian regimes like Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany, as well as 'the banality of evil', Arendt is also the author of The Origins of Totalitarianism, Eichmann in Jerusalem, and The Human Condition.

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