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An edition of The origins of totalitarianism (1951)

The origins of totalitarianism

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477

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Hannah Arendt's definitive work on totalitarianism and an essential component of any study of twentieth-century political history

The Origins of Totalitarianism begins with the rise of anti-Semitism in central and western Europe in the 1800s and continues with an examination of European colonial imperialism from 1884 to the outbreak of World War I. Arendt explores the institutions and operations of totalitarian movements, focusing on the two genuine forms of totalitarian government in her time—Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia—which she adroitly recognizes were two sides of the same coin, rather than opposing philosophies of Right and Left. From this vantage point, she discusses the evolution of classes into masses, the role of propaganda in dealing with the nontotalitarian world, the use of terror, and the nature of isolation and loneliness as preconditions for total domination.

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Edition Availability
Cover of: The origins of totalitarianism
The origins of totalitarianism
2004, Schocken Books
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: Los orígenes del totalitarismo
Los orígenes del totalitarismo
September 1999, Taurus
Paperback in Spanish - 2nd edition
Cover of: Izvori totalitarizma
Izvori totalitarizma
1998, Feministic ka izdavac ka kuc a 94
in Serbian - 1. izd.
Cover of: The origins of totalitarianism
The origins of totalitarianism
1994, Harcourt
in English - New ed. with added prefaces.
Cover of: The origins of totalitarianism
The origins of totalitarianism
1976, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
in English - New ed. ; with added prefaces.
Cover of: The origins of totalitarianism
The origins of totalitarianism
1966, Harcourt Brace & World
in English - New ed.
Cover of: The origins of totalitarianism
The origins of totalitarianism
1966, Harcourt, Brace & World
in English - New ed.
Cover of: The origins of totalitarianism
The origins of totalitarianism
1958, World Publishing
in English - [2d enl. ed.]
Cover of: The origins of totalitarianism
The origins of totalitarianism
1951, Harcourt, Brace and Co.
in English

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1: Antisemitism as an outrage to common sense. The Jews, the nation-state, and the birth of antisemitism ; The Jews and society ; The Dreyfus Affair
Pt. 2: Imperialism. The political emancipation of the bourgeoisie ; Race-thinking before racism ; Race and bureaucracy ; Continental imperialism : the pan-movements ; The decline of the nation-state and the end of the rights of man
Pt. 3: Totalitarianism. A classless society ; The totalitarian movement ; Totalitarianism in power.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [441]-459) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
321.6, 321.9
Library of Congress
JC480 .A74 1951, JC481 .A6 1951

The Physical Object

Pagination
xv, 477 p. ;
Number of pages
477

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25184908M
Internet Archive
originsoftotalit0000unse
LCCN
2010474926
OCLC/WorldCat
1163364

First Sentence

"acteristic of these times, when Jewish individuals and the first small wealthy Jewish communities were more powerful than at any time in the nineteenth century, was the frankness with which their privileged status and their right to it was discussed, and the careful testimony of the authorities to the importance of their services to the state. There was not the slightest doubt or ambiguity about the connection between services rendered and privileges granted."

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