Author(s): Hannah Arendt
Hannah Arendt was one of the most important thinkers of her time, famous for her idea of 'the banality of evil' which continues to provoke debate. This collection provides new and startling insight into Arendt's thoughts about Watergate and the nature of American politics, about totalitarianism and history and her own experiences as an emigre. Hanna Arendt: The Last Interview forms part of a new series of pocket-sized interview collections, featuring conversations with some of the iconic writers and thinkers of our time.
"We are still living in Hannah Arendt's world... It is hard to name a thinker of the twentieth century more sought after as a guide to the dilemmas of the twenty-first." Adam Kirsch, The New Yorker 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 [Arendt] 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"
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."