Hannah Arendt

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Hannah Arendt, 14 October 1906 – 4 December 1975) was a political philosopher, author, and Holocaust survivor. Her contributions influenced 20th and 21st century political theorists.

Arendt was born in Linden, which later became a district of Hanover, in 1906.

Influenced by: Martin HeideggerImmanuel KantAristotlePlato

“Never has our future been more unpredictable, never have we depended so much on political forces that cannot be trusted to follow the rules of common sense and self-interest — forces that look like sheer insanity, if judged by the standards of other centuries.”

— Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism

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