The Arendt Cult: Hannah Arendt as Political Commentator

  title={The Arendt Cult: Hannah Arendt as Political Commentator},
  author={W. Laqueur},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={483 - 496}
  • W. Laqueur
  • Published 1998
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Contemporary History
Hannah Arendt (1906-75) was a woman of many parts. She was philosopher, historian, sociologist and also journalist; she wrote poetry but also on technology; she had an interest in theology but also reviewed Kafka, Benjamin and Brecht. The following reflections do not refer to her life's work but merely one, albeit central, aspect that of a political analyst and commentator. No twentieth-century philosopher and political thinker has at the present time as wide an echo. The Library of Congress… Expand