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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
The ceaseless, senseless demand for original scholarship in a number of fields, where only erudition is now possible, has led either to sheer irrelevancy, the famous knowing of more and more about less and less, or to the development of pseudo-scholars.

R
Poets. . . are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial, but an indispensable experience, which entitles them to mistake it for a universal one.
A
Revolutionaries do not make revolutions. The revolutionaries are those who know when power is lying in the street and then they can pick it up.
N
Economic growth may one day turn out to be a curse rather than a good, and under no conditions can it either lead into freedom or constitute a proof for its existence.
K
As witnesses not of our intentions but of our conduct, we can be true or false, and the hypocrite's crime is that he bears false witness against himself. What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that integrity can inde
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Crises of the Republic, "On Violence" (1972).
R: The Human Condition, "Action," footnote to ch. 33 (1958).
A: In "An Uncommon Scold," by Abby Adams, 1989.
N: On Revolution, ch. 6 (1963).
K: On Revolution (1963)
   


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