Synopses & Reviews
Recognized since publication as the definitive account of the philosophical origins of the totalitarian mind, this work remains the foundation for further study of its subject.
In the final volume of her monumental study, Dr. Arendt focuses on the two genuine forms of the totalitarian state in historythe dictatorships of Bolshevism after 1930 and of National socialism after 1938. Identifying terror as the very essence of this form of government, she discusses the transformation of classes into masses and the use of propaganda in dealing with the nontotalitarian world, and in a brilliant concluding chapter analyzes the nature of isolation and loneliness as preconditions for total domination.
In the final volume, Arendt focuses on the two genuine forms of the totalitarian state in history-the dictatorships of Bolshevism after 1930 and of National Socialism after 1938. Index.