Hannah Arendt - Philosopher of Crisis

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The Jewish German-American publicist Hannah Arendt is one of the most important political thinkers of the 20th century. In 1933 she emigrated from Germany and finally found a new home in New York. After WWII, her articles on the Eichmann Trial, entitled "Eichmann in Jerusalem. A Report on the Banality of Evil," sparked controversy. She also wrote about current events such the Hungarian Revolution in 1956, the student movement in 1968 and topics such as migration or racism.

Even today, 44 years after her death she is still widely read considered an important thinker of our time. Günter Gaus' legendary conversation with Hannah Arendt (from 1964) on youtube has been viewed around a million times.


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