Totalitarian Imperialism: Reflections on the Hungarian Revolution

  title={Totalitarian Imperialism: Reflections on the Hungarian Revolution},
  author={H. Arendt},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  pages={5 - 43}
  • H. Arendt
  • Published 1958
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Politics
A SI WRITE THIS, one year has passed since the flames of the Hungarian revolution illuminated the immense landscape of post-war totalitarianism for twelve long days. This was a true event whose stature will not depend upon victory or defeat; its greatness is secure in the tragedy it enacted. For who can forget the silent procession of black-clad women in the streets of Russianoccupied Budapest, mourning their dead in public, the last political gesture of the revolution? And who can doubt the… Expand