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Hannah Arendt


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Johanna "Hannah" Arendt (October 14, 1906 – December 4, 1975) was a German American political theorist. She has often been described as a philosopher, although she refused that label on the grounds that philosophy is concerned with "man in the singular." She described herself instead as a political theorist because her work centers on the fact that "men, not Man, live on the earth and inhabit the ... more »

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  • It is a secret from nobody that the famous random event is most likely to arise from those parts of the world where the old adage "There is no alternative to victory" retains a high degree of plausibi...
    Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), German-born U.S. political philosopher. "On Violence, sct. 1, Crises of the Republic (1972).
  • ''The point, as Marx saw it, is that dreams never come true.''
    Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), German-born U.S. political philosopher. "On Violence," sct. 1, Crises of the Republic (1970). Referring to the student ...
  • I don't wanna live in a city where the only cultural advantage is that you can make a right turn on a red light.
    Freedom from labor itself is not new; it once belonged among the most firmly est...
    Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), German-born U.S political philosopher, and Marshall Brickman, screenwriter. Woody Allen. Prologue, The Human Condition (195...
  • ''Under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think.''
    Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), German-born U.S. political philosopher. Quoted in A Certain World, "Tyranny," W.H. Auden (1970).
  • ''These are the fifties, you know. The disgusting, posturing fifties.''
    Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), German-born U.S. political philosopher. Quoted in Frederic Prokosch, Voices: A Memoir, "The Monster," (1983). Said to a...
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