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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.
The earth is the very quintessence of the human condition.

Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content, from which changes of mind might naturally arise.
The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.
It is quite gratifying to feel guilty if you haven't done anything wrong: how noble! Whereas it is rather hard and certainly depressing to admit guilt and to repent.
Only the mob and the elite can be attracted by the momentum of totalitarianism itself. The masses have to be won by propaganda.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Human Condition, Prologue (1958).
R: The Origins of Totalitarianism, ch. 10, sct. 1 (1951).
A: in "New Yorker," 12 Sep 70
N: Eichmann in Jerusalem," Ch. 15
K: The Origins of Totalitarianism, ch. 3, sct. 11 (1951).

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