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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 earth is the very quintessence of the human condition.

R
Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content, from which changes of mind might naturally arise.
A
The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.
N
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.
K
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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