Judging the Trial: Hannah Arendt as a Moral Philosopher of Nation-State Building

  title={Judging the Trial: Hannah Arendt as a Moral Philosopher of Nation-State Building},
  author={Alek D. Epstein},
  journal={The European Legacy},
  pages={901 - 905}
  • A. Epstein
  • Published 16 October 2014
  • History
  • The European Legacy
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