9780143104810

Between Past and Future

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  • ISBN13:

    9780143104810

  • ISBN10:

    0143104810

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-09-26
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics

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Summary

Arendt describes the loss of meaning of the traditional key words of politics: justice, reason, responsibility, virtue, glory. Through a series of eight exercises, she shows how we can redistill once more the vital essence of these concepts.

Author Biography

Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) came to the U.S. as a refugee from the Nazis in 1940. The Portable Hannah Arendt (Penguin Classics) collects substantial excerpts from her political writings.

Amos Elon, a frequent essayist, lecturer, and critic, is well known for his articles in the New Yorker and New York Review of Books.

Jerome Kohn is the director of the Hannah Arendt Center at the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research.

Jonathan Schell is the Harold Willens Peace Fellow at the Nation Institute.

Table of Contents

Introduction by JEROME KOHN vii
Preface: The Gap Between Past and Future 3(14)
1. TRADITION AND THE MODERN AGE 17(24)
2. THE CONCEPT OF HISTORY: ANCIENT AND MODERN 41(50)
3. WHAT IS AUTHORITY? 91(51)
4. WHAT IS FREEDOM? 142(28)
5. THE CRISIS IN EDUCATION 170(24)
6. THE CRISIS IN CULTURE: ITS SOCIAL AND ITS POLITICAL SIGNIFICANCE 194(29)
7. TRUTH AND POLITICS 223(37)
8. THE CONQUEST OF SPACE AND THE STATURE OF MAN 260(15)
Notes 275(20)
Index 295

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