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On Revolution,9780143039907

On Revolution

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 9/26/2006
Publisher(s): Penguin Classics


Tracing the gradual evolution of revolutions, Arendt predicts the changing relationship between war and revolution and the crucial role such combustive movements will play in the future of international relations.She looks at the principles which underlie all revolutions, starting with the first great examples in America and France, and showing how both the theory and practice of revolution have since developed. Finally, she foresees the changing relationship between war and revolution and the crucial changes in international relations, with revolution becoming the key tactic.

Author Biography

Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) came to the U.S. as a refugee from the Nazis in 1940. The Portable Hannah Arendt (Penguin Classics) collects substantial excerpts from her political writings.

Amos Elon, a frequent essayist, lecturer, and critic, is well known for his articles in the New Yorker and New York Review of Books.

Jerome Kohn is the director of the Hannah Arendt Center at the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research.

Jonathan Schell is the Harold Willens Peace Fellow at the Nation Institute.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Jonathan Schell xi
Introduction: War and Revolution 1(10)
1. The Meaning of Revolution 11(38)
2. The Social Question 49(57)
3. The Pursuit of Happiness 106(26)
4. Foundation I: Constitutio Libertatis 132(39)
5. Foundation II: Novus Ordo Saeclorum 171(36)
6. The Revolutionary Tradition and Its Lost Treasure 207(67)
Notes 274(43)
Bibliography 317(8)
Index 325

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