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Hannah Arendt
(1906-1975) born on
Oct 14
German-US political scientist. She is best known for her critical writing on Jewish affairs and her study of totalitarianism.
         
   
F
To be sure, nothing is more important to the integrity of the universities. . . than a rigorously enforced divorce from war-oriented research and all connected enterprises.

R
Under conditions of tyranny, it is far easier to act than to think.
A
Action without a name, a "who" attached to it, is meaningless.
N
Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible.
K
Fear is an emotion indispensable for survival.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Crises of the Republic, "On Violence," sct. 1 (1972).
R: quoted in W. H. Auden, 'A Certain World'
A: "The Human Condition," "Action," ch. 24, 1958.
N: Crises of the Republic, "Civil Disobedience" (1972).
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
   


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