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The Hannah Arendt Papers

offers selections from a writer whose work is one of the principal sources for the study of modern intellectual life. Selections include an essay on Arendt's intellectual history, a chronology of her life, and an index of all folders in the Arendt Papers. (Library of Congress)

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Interesting Fact:

When Arendt published The Origins of Totalitarianism in 1951, World War II had ended and Hitler was dead, but Stalin lived and ruled. Arendt wanted to give her readers a sense of the phenomenal reality of totalitarianism, of its appearance in the world as a terrifying and completely new form of government.
Hannah Arendt at the University of Chicago, undated. Courtesy of the Hannah Arendt Trust.

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