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By Richard H. King
Situating Arendt in the context of U.S. highbrow, political, and social historical past, King finds how Arendt constructed a fascination with the political considered the Founding Fathers. King additionally re-creates her highbrow exchanges with American pals and associates, akin to Dwight Macdonald and Mary McCarthy, and indicates how her vigorous correspondence with sociologist David Riesman helped her comprehend glossy American tradition and society. within the final component of Arendt and America, King units out the context during which the Eichmann controversy happened and follows the controversy approximately “the banality of evil” that has persisted ever due to the fact. As King exhibits, Arendt’s paintings, despite concentration, was once formed via postwar American idea, tradition, and politics, together with the Civil Rights circulation and the chilly War.
For Arendt, the U.S. was once even more than a shelter from Nazi Germany; it was once a stimulus to reconsider the political, moral, and ancient traditions of human tradition. This authoritative blend of highbrow historical past and biography deals a distinct method for considering the effect of the US on Arendt’s rules and likewise the impact of her principles on American thought.
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Arendt and America by Richard H. King