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German-Jewish political thinker Hannah Arendt (1906–75) fled from the Nazis to big apple in 1941, and through the following thirty years in the United States she wrote her best-known and so much influential works, equivalent to The Human , The Origins of Totalitarianism, and On Revolution. but, even though a considerable section of her oeuvre was once written in the United States, no longer Europe, nobody has at once thought of the effect of the United States on her thought—until now. In Arendt and America, historian Richard H. King argues that whereas all of Arendt’s paintings used to be haunted by way of her event of totalitarianism, it used to be in simple terms in her followed fatherland that she used to be in a position to formulate the belief of the trendy republic in its place to totalitarian rule.
Situating Arendt in the context of U.S. highbrow, political, and social historical past, King finds how Arendt constructed a fascination with the political considered the Founding Fathers. King additionally re-creates her highbrow exchanges with American neighbors and co-workers, equivalent to Dwight Macdonald and Mary McCarthy, and exhibits how her full of life correspondence with sociologist David Riesman helped her comprehend glossy American tradition and society. within the final component to Arendt and America, King units out the context during which the Eichmann controversy came about and follows the talk approximately “the banality of evil” that has persevered ever considering the fact that.  As King exhibits, Arendt’s paintings, despite concentration, was once formed via postwar American notion, tradition, and politics, together with the Civil Rights circulate and the chilly War.

For Arendt, the U.S. was once even more than a shelter from Nazi Germany; it was once a stimulus to reconsider the political, moral, and ancient traditions of human tradition. This authoritative mixture of highbrow historical past and biography bargains a distinct procedure for puzzling over the effect of the USA on Arendt’s rules and in addition the influence of her rules on American thought.

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