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An edition of The origins of totalitarianism (1951)

The origins of totalitarianism

1st ed.
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Publisher
Schocken Books
Language
English
Pages
674

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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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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
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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.
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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

Antisemitism as an outrage to common sense
The Jews, the nation-state, and the birth of antisemitism
The Jews and society
The Dreyfus Affair
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
A classless society
The totalitarian movement
Totalitarianism in power
Ideology and terror : a novel form of government

Edition Notes

Originally published: 1st ed. New York : Harcourt, Brace, [1951].

Includes bibliographical references (p. 633-656) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
320.53
Library of Congress
JC480.A74 2004

Contributors

Introduction
Samantha Power

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxvii, 674 p. ;
Number of pages
674

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL20929035M
Internet Archive
originsoftotalit0000aren
ISBN 10
0805242252
ISBN 13
9780805242256
LC Control Number
2003060749
OCLC/WorldCat
52814049
Library Thing
3594
Goodreads
22474

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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