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Hannah Arendt 1906- 1975 Her focus is on political evil. She saw herself as a political theorist. Hannah Arendt was a leading political thinker of the 20 th century. How do we make sense of world wars? Arendt on Evil Her primary concern was with how we may formulate a frame work that would allow us to come to terms with the twin Totalitarianism Nazi Germany and Stalinist Soviet Union represent two modern totalitarian states that are evil. Arendt argues that totalitarian states require the totality of all within its borders . o Everything, even human identity, belong to the power of state. o Human themselves become dispensable to the desires of the state. Individuals (me, you) are fundamentally opposed to the totalitarian state. People are reduced to cogs in a machine. Cogs in machines have no freedom. To be human, genuinely human, requires freedom. Some societies demand our freedom from us (though we might not recognize this as
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