Hannah Arendt

German-born political theorist, 1906-1975

"Hannah Arendt is most famous for her book ""The Origins of Totalitarianism"" (1951), which traced the roots of Stalinism and Nazism in both anti-Semitism and imperialism. Her works deal with the nature of power, and the subjects of politics, direct democracy, authority, and totalitarianism. In her reporting of the 1961 Adolf Eichmann trial for The New Yorker, which evolved into Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (1963), she coined the phrase ""the banality of evil"" to describe the phenomenon of Eichmann. The Hannah Arendt Prize is named in her honor."

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Arendt, Hannah

Philosophin und Politologin (1906-1975). 2 autograph letters signed. O. O. bzw. [Sorrent]. Zus. (½+1¾ =) 2¼ SS. 8vo und gr.-4to.
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In German. I: To Max Strauss, editor at the Schocken publishing house: "How utterly hideous! Just to tell you how much I wish that finally everything will be fine […]" (1948). Very well preserved. - II: The second letter is addressed to Hannah, Strauss's widow, reporting on the health of her friend Kurt Blumenfeld, whom she met in Jerusalem, where she witnessed the trial of Adolf Eichmann as a reporter. - On stationery with printed letterhead of the Cocumella Hotel in Sorrento; severe edge defects.

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