the origins of totalitarianism

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Explores the roots of totalitarianism and its culmination in Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Hannah Arendt
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 1973
File : 527 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0156701537

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The great twentieth-century political philosopher examines how Hitler and Stalin gained and maintained power, and the nature of totalitarian states. In the final volume of her classic work The Origins of Totalitarianism, Hannah Arendt focuses on the two genuine forms of the totalitarian state in modern history: the dictatorships of Bolshevism after 1930 and of National Socialism after 1938. Identifying terror as the very essence of this form of government, she discusses the transformation of classes into masses and the use of propaganda in dealing with the nontotalitarian world—and in her brilliant concluding chapter, she analyzes the nature of isolation and loneliness as preconditions for total domination. “The most original and profound—therefore the most valuable—political theoretician of our times.” —Dwight Macdonald, The New Leader

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Hannah Arendt
Publisher : HMH
Release : 1968-03-20
File : 228 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780547545929

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A political analysis of totalitarian societies, originally published in 1951, traces the nineteenth-century rise of anti-Semitism in central and western Europe and considers the institutions and operations of Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia, examining such phenomena as the transformation of classes into masses, the applications of propaganda, and the use of terror.

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Genre : Philosophy
Author : Hannah Arendt
Publisher : Schocken
Release : 1951
File : 674 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0805242252

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This middle volume focuses on the curious and cruel epoch of declining European colonial imperialism from 1884 to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. Index.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Hannah Arendt
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 1968-03-20
File : 218 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780547705200

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Genre : Totalitarianism
Author : Jacob Leib Talmon
Publisher : London : Secker & Warburg
Release : 1960
File : 366 Pages
ISBN-13 : UOM:39076005951236

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In The End of Economic Man, long recognized as a cornerstone work, Peter F. Drucker explains and interprets fascism and Nazism as fundamental revolutions. In some ways, this book anticipated by more than a decade the existentialism that came to dominate the European political mood in the postwar period. Drucker provides a special addition to the massive literature on existentialism and alienation since World War II. The End of Economic Man is a social and political effort to explain the subjective consequences of the social upheavals caused by warfare. Drucker concentrates on one specific historical event: the breakdown of the social and political structure of Europe which culminated in the rise of Nazi totalitarianism to mastery over Europe. He explains the tragedy of Europe as the loss of political faith, resulting from the political alienation of the European masses. The End of Economic Man is a book of great social import. It shows not only what might have helped the older generation avert the catastrophe of Nazism, but also how today's generation can prevent another such catastrophe. This work will be of special interest to political scientists, intellectual historians, and sociologists. The book was singled out for praise on both sides of the Atlantic, and is considered by the author to be his most prescient effort in social theory.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Peter Drucker
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-09-08
File : 276 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781351304221

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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

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Hannah Arendt
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2017-04-20
File : 650 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780241316764

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The first volume of Arendt’s celebrated three-part study of the philosophical origins of the totalitarian mind. This volume focuses on the rise of antisemitism in Europe in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Index.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Hannah Arendt
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2012-09-21
File : 156 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780544107977

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Recently there has been an extraordinary international revival of interest in Hannah Arendt. She was extremely perceptive about the dark tendencies in contemporary life that continue to plague us. She developed a concept of politics and public freedom that serves as a critical standard for judging what is wrong with politics today. Richard J. Bernstein argues that Arendt should be read today because her penetrating insights help us to think about both the darkness of our times and the sources of illumination. He explores her thinking about statelessness and refugees; the right to have rights; her critique of Zionism; the meaning of the banality of evil; the complex relations between truth, lying, power, and violence; the tradition of the revolutionary spirit; and the urgent need for each of us to assume responsibility for our political lives. This short and very readable book will be of great interest to anyone who wants to understand the forces that are shaping our world today.

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Genre : Philosophy
Author : Richard J. Bernstein
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2018-06-11
File : 120 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781509528639

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This book examines the nature of totalitarianism as interpreted by some of the finest minds of the twentieth century. It focuses on Hannah Arendt's claim that totalitarianism was an entirely unprecedented regime and that the social sciences had integrally misconstrued it. A sociologist who is a critical admirer of Arendt, Baehr looks sympathetically at Arendt's objections to social science and shows that her complaints were in many respects justified. Avoiding broad disciplinary endorsements or dismissals, Baehr reconstructs the theoretical and political stakes of Arendt's encounters with prominent social scientists such as David Riesman, Raymond Aron, and Jules Monnerot. In presenting the first systematic appraisal of Arendt's critique of the social sciences, Baehr examines what it means to see an event as unprecedented. Furthermore, he adapts Arendt and Aron's philosophies to shed light on modern Islamist terrorism and to ask whether it should be categorized alongside Stalinism and National Socialism as totalitarian.

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Genre : Philosophy
Author : Peter Baehr
Publisher : Stanford University Press
Release : 2010-03-11
File : 248 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780804774215

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