Arendt, Hannah

(1906–75)
   American philosopher. Arendt was born in Hanover and educated at the Universities of Koenigsberg, Marburg and Heidelberg where she was taught by Martin Heidegger. When Jewish existence became intolerable in Germany, she moved first to Paris and then to the United States where she worked for a Jewish publishing house. Later she taught at the University of Chicago and at the New School for Social Research in New York. Her books include a biography of Rahel Varnhagen (1931), The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951) in which she pointed out the similarities between German Nazism and Soviet Communism, and Eichmann in Jerusalem (1963). She had covered the EICHMANN trials for the New Yorker magazine and her reactions, including her claim that Eichmann represented the ‘banality of evil’ and that the Jews, by their failure to resist, were partly responsible for their own slaughter in the Holocaust, aroused enormous controversy. In her final years she produced one essay on revolution and another on violence. Her final book, published posthumously as The Life of the Mind (1977) was a summary of her philosophical position.

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