The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt

The book explores the roots of totalitarian systems, particularly focusing on Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia. It delves into the historical, social, and political circumstances that led to the rise of these oppressive regimes, including anti-Semitism, imperialism, and the decline of the nation-state. The author further discusses the nature of power, the role of propaganda, and the manipulation of the masses in these systems, providing a comprehensive analysis of totalitarianism.

The 573rd greatest book of all time


Published
1951
Nationality
German
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
500-700
Words
200,000
Original Language
English

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