Crises of the Republic: Lying in Politics, Civil Disobedience on Violence, Thoughts on Politics, and Revolution
In this stimulating collection of studies, Dr. Arendt, from the standpoint of a political philosopher, views the crises of the 1960s and early '70s as challenges to the American form of government. The book begins with "Lying in Politics," a penetrating analysis of the Pentagon Papers that deals with the role of image-making and public relations in politics. "Civil Disobedience" examines the various opposition movements from the Freedom Riders to the war resisters and the segregationists. "Thoughts on Politics and Revolution," cast in the form of an interview, contains a commentary to the author's theses in "On Violence." Through the connected essays, Dr. Arendt examines, defines, and clarifies the concerns of the American citizen of the time.--From publisher description.
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Review: Crises of the Republic: Lying in Politics; Civil Disobedience; On Violence; Thoughts on Politics and RevolutionUser Review - Gabriel Leopold - Goodreads
wish I could give 4.5 stars, but I'll round up...read it! Read full review
Review: Crises of the Republic: Lying in Politics; Civil Disobedience; On Violence; Thoughts on Politics and RevolutionUser Review - Mark - Goodreads
Lying in Politics was an interesting read, particularly in relation to Vietnam. Civil Disobedience, the main reason I picked up the book, was *very* thought provoking with regard to the "Occupy ... Read full review