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Arendt's definitive work on totalitarianism, a surprise bestseller in 2017.

'How could such a book speak so powerfully to our present moment? The short answer is that we, too, live in dark times' Washington Post

Hannah Arendt's chilling analysis of the conditions that led to the Nazi and Soviet totalitarian regimes is a warning from history about the fragility of freedom, exploring how propaganda, scapegoats, terror and political isolation all aided the slide towards total domination.
'A non-fiction bookend to Nineteen Eighty-Four' The New York Times

'The political theorist who wrote about the Nazis and the 'banality of evil' has become a surprise bestseller' Guardian

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    March 30, 2017

    Peng. Mod. Classics

    752 pages

    RRP $24.00

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  • EBook


    April 20, 2017

    Penguin eBooks

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Also by Hannah Arendt

Thinking Without A Banister
Hannah Arendt The Last Interview and Other Conversations
Eichmann In Jerusalem


Red Notice
Life After Life
Only Dull People Are Brilliant At Breakfast
The Football Solution
From the Corner of the Oval Office
Black Klansman
The World As It Is
Beyond Good And Evil
The Boy Behind the Curtain
The Nazis
The Year Everything Changed
There It Is Again
On Tyranny