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Hannah Arendt (1906–1975), German philosopher, sociologist, and polical scientist. LS. New York, 3 Jan. 1971. Folio (airmail letter). 2/3 p. With autogr. address and punched holes. In German, to Adelbert Reif in Munich. The New York Review of Books has accepted the English version of an interview with a few abridgements (matters concerning only Germany). The translation is finished, and the only difficulty that remains is to convince the publisher Klaus Piper to enter negotiations with Harcourt Brace about the text. – Arendt emigrated to the USA in 1940. In New York, she served as research director of the Conference on Jewish Relations (1944–46), chief editor of Schocken Books (1946–48), and executive director of Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, which sought to salvage Jewish writings dispersed by the Nazis. Her monumental “Origins of Totalitarianism” established her internationally as a major political thinker and analyst of totalitarianism. Since 1953 she taught political science at Berkeley, Princeton, Chicago; from 1967 until her death she taught at the New School for Social Research. Her controversial book “Eichmann in Jerusalem” launched a heated debate about the „Banality of Evil“ and the allegedly cooperative role of Jewish community leaders in facilitating the Holocaust. Arendt’s political philosophy is considered a fundamental contribution to the analysis of modern public culture.