The Origins of Totalitarianism


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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ...

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Ruth C

Jun 28, 2012


This class needs no recommendation: it is essential reading for all who care about the future of democracy.


Oct 30, 2009

highly recommended

I would recommend this in particular because of the connection it draws between the violence of the Hitler and Stalin eras to the violence of the imperial and colonial eras that came earlier. A book on the same topic I would also recommend is Discourse of Colonialism by Aime Cesaire. Arendt also has an interesting reading of Proust that made me look at his work in a different light.


Jul 6, 2007

very appropiate

it explains exactly what the headline promises. I couldn't lay the book aside until the last chapter. I found it so interesting. I am 80 years old and lived most part of the 20th century, but young people should read it, to understand what happened then in Europe and what is happining now on other continents as well.

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