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The Origins of Totalitarianism


Recognized on publicaton as the definitive account of its subject and ten years later hailed as a classic by the "Times Literary Supplement," this ... Show synopsis

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Ruth C


by Ruth C on Jun 28, 2012

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


highly recommended

by dogear on Oct 30, 2009

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.


very appropiate

by friend on Jul 6, 2007

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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