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Why Read Hannah Arendt Now - by Richard J. Bernstein (Paperback)

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Recently there has been an extraordinary international revival of interest in Hannah Arendt. She was extremely perceptive about the dark tendencies in contemporary life that continue to plague us. She developed a concept of politics and public freedom that serves as a critical standard for judging what is wrong with politics today.

Richard J. Bernstein argues that Arendt should be read today because her penetrating insights help us to think about both the darkness of our times and the sources of illumination. He explores her thinking about statelessness and refugees; the right to have rights; her critique of Zionism; the meaning of the banality of evil; the complex relations between truth, lying, power, and violence; the tradition of the revolutionary spirit; and the urgent need for each of us to assume responsibility for our political lives.

This short and very readable book will be of great interest to anyone who wants to understand the forces that are shaping our world today.
Number of Pages: 124
Genre: Philosophy
Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Richard J. Bernstein
Language: English
Street Date: June 18, 2018
TCIN: 53612978
UPC: 9781509528608
Item Number (DPCI): 248-55-2832
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