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    DescriptionIn "The Promise of Politics, "Hannah Arendt examines the conflict between philosophy and politics. In particular, she shows how the tradition of Western political thought, which extends from Plato and Aristotle to its culmination in Marx, failed to account for human action. The concluding section of the book, "Introduction "into" Politics," examines an issue that is as timely today as it was when Arendt first wrote about it fifty years ago-the modern prejudice against politics. When politics is considered as a means to an end that lies outside of itself, argues Arendt, when force is used to create "freedom," the very existence of political principles is imperiled.

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    Promise of Politics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hannah Arendt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9780805212136
    ISBN 10: 0805212132

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFSR1
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.1T
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HP
    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    LC classification: JA
    Abridged Dewey: 320
    DC22: 320.5
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25200
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL010000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A10170000
    BISAC V2.8: POL042000
    B&T Approval Code: A10204053
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 323.11924
    Thema V1.0: QD, JBSR
    Edition statement
    Schocken Books
    Imprint name
    Schocken Books
    Publication date
    19 July 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Hannah Arendt was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1906, fled to Paris in 1933, and came to the United States after the outbreak of World War II. She was editorial director of Schocken Books from 1946 to 1948. She taught at Berkeley, Princeton, the University of Chicago, and The New School for Social Research. Arendt died in 1975. "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    "A brilliantly erudite and imaginative book." --Adam Kirsch, "The New York Sun" "By insisting that politics remain a promise rather than a threat, Arendt offers a hope that history has yet to justify." -"The New York Sun ""Arendt demonstrated, brilliantly, how our habitual view of politics as an instrument in the service of private liberty, material gain, and social prosperity actually increases the dangers posed by the modern world." -Dana R. Villa, author of "Arendt and Heidegger "and" Socratic Citizenship "