The Origins of Totalitarianism, Part 1
Recognized on publicaton as the definitive account of its subject and ten years later hailed as a classic by the "Times Literary Supplement," this remarkable book has been foremost wherever the characteristics and problems of the twentieth century are discussed. Dr. Arendt's study begins with an account of the rise in the nineteenth century and continues with an examination of European colonial imperialism from 1884 to the outbreak of World War I. The final section deals with the institutions, organizations, and operations of totalitarian movements and governments, focusing on the two genuine forms of totalitarian dominion in history - Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia. Dr. Arendt discusses the transformation of classes into masses, the role of propaganda in dealing with the nontotalitarian world, and the use of terror, the very essence of this form of government. And in a brilliant concluding chapter she analyzes the nature of isolation and lonelines as preconditions for total domination.
The present edition includes all of the material in the 1966 "New Edition, " together with the prefaces to the 1968 Harvest editions of "Antisemitism" and "Imperialism."
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Takes on long-standing prejudices in incisive, clear prose. A thesis everyone in the field, or who is interested in the era, should know and think through. A classic of Political Science and History.
The Jews the NationState and the Birth
The Jews and Society
Between Vice and Crime
The Dreyfus Affair
Pardon and Its Significance
The Alliance Between
RaceThinking Before Racism
Continental Imperialism the PanMovements
Party and Movement
The Decline of the NationState and the
The Totalitarian Movement
Ideology and Terror
Race and Bureaucracy
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