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    DescriptionRecognized on publicaton as the definitive account of its subject and ten years later hailed as a classic by the "Times Literary Supplement," this remarkable book has been foremost wherever the characteristics and problems of the twentieth century are discussed. Dr. Arendt's study begins with an account of the rise in the nineteenth century and continues with an examination of European colonial imperialism from 1884 to the outbreak of World War I. The final section deals with the institutions, organizations, and operations of totalitarian movements and governments, focusing on the two genuine forms of totalitarian dominion in history - Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia. Dr. Arendt discusses the transformation of classes into masses, the role of propaganda in dealing with the nontotalitarian world, and the use of terror, the very essence of this form of government. And in a brilliant concluding chapter she analyzes the nature of isolation and lonelines as preconditions for total domination. The present edition includes all of the material in the 1966 "New Edition, " together with the prefaces to the 1968 Harvest editions of "Antisemitism" and "Imperialism."

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    The Origins of Totalitarianism
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor Hannah Arendt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 576
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 205 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 460 g
    ISBN 13: 9780156701532
    ISBN 10: 0156701537

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    LC classification: JC481 .A62 1973
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    Edition statement
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
    Imprint name
    Mariner Books
    Publication date
    21 March 1973
    Publication City/Country
    San Diego, CA