Johanna "Hannah" Arendt (October 14, 1906 – December 4, 1975) was a German American political theorist. She has often been described as a philosopher, although she refused that label on the grounds that philosophy is concerned with "man in the singular." She described herself instead as a political theorist because her work centers on the fact that "men, not Man, live on the earth and inhabit the world." Arendt's work deals with the nature of power, and the subjects of politics, authority, and totalitarianism.
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“Under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think.”
—Hannah Arendt (19061975)
“We are all dead men on leave.”
—Eugene Leviné, Russian Jew, friend of Rosa Luxemburgs lover, Jogiches. quoted in Men in Dark Times, Rosa Luxemburg: 1871-1919, sct. 3, Hannah Arendt (1968)
“It is quite gratifying to feel guilty if you havent done anything wrong: how noble! Whereas it is rather hard and certainly depressing to admit guilt and to repent.”
—Hannah Arendt (190675)