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By Richard H. King

German-Jewish political thinker Hannah Arendt (1906–75) fled from the Nazis to manhattan in 1941, and through the following thirty years in the United States she wrote her best-known and so much influential works, akin to The Human , The Origins of Totalitarianism, and On Revolution. but, although a considerable component of her oeuvre used to be written in the USA, no longer Europe, not anyone has at once thought of the impact of the US 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 through her event of totalitarianism, it was once in basic terms in her followed place of origin that she used to be capable of formulate the assumption of the fashionable republic as a substitute to totalitarian rule.

 

Situating Arendt in the context of U.S. highbrow, political, and social heritage, 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 associates, equivalent to Dwight Macdonald and Mary McCarthy, and exhibits how her full of life correspondence with sociologist David Riesman helped her comprehend sleek American tradition and society. within the final part of Arendt and America, King units out the context within which the Eichmann controversy came about and follows the talk approximately “the banality of evil” that has endured ever for the reason that.  As King indicates, Arendt’s paintings, despite concentration, used to be formed by way of postwar American suggestion, tradition, and politics, together with the Civil Rights stream and the chilly War.

For Arendt, the U.S. was once even more than a safe haven from Nazi Germany; it was once a stimulus to reconsider the political, moral, and old traditions of human tradition. This authoritative blend of highbrow background and biography bargains a different process for brooding about the effect of the United States on Arendt’s rules and likewise the impact of her principles on American thought.

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