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Origins of Totalitarianism


Hannah Arendt

1906 CE – 1975 CE

Hannah Arendt, one of the most influential political thinkers of the last century, has a personal biography that itself reflects some of the pivotal political events of her lifetime.  Born into a German-Jewish family, Arendt studied at the University of Marburg with Martin Heidegger, by whom she was deeply influenced but whose ties with the National Socialist movement in Germany proved troubling to her. 


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