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Hannah Arendt: The Last Interview

“There are no dangerous thoughts for the simple reason that thinking itself is such a dangerous enterprise.”
Hannah Arendt

In these interviews—including her final interview given in October 1973, in the midst of Watergate and the Yom Kippur War—Hannah Arendt discusses politics, war, protest movements, the Eichmann trial, Jewish identity, and language with the incisiveness and courage that always set her apart.

HANNAH ARENDT (1906-1975) was one of the foremost political philosophers of the twentieth century. She fled Europe for the United States in 1941 and spent her career as a professor at a number of American universities, including the New School for Social Research and University of Chicago. She is best known for her books The Origins of Totalitarianism and Eichmann in Jerusalem.

”The combination of tremendous intellectual power with great common sense makes Miss Arendt’s insight into history and politics seem both amazing and obvious.” —Mary McCarthy

”A philosopher of the exceptional” —The New York Times

”She took responsibility for observing the inhuman uses of power and for summoning her generation to judgment and action.” —Samantha Power, The New York Review of Books