The Origins of Totalitarianism

The Origins of Totalitarianism – Hannah Arendt

A masterpiece of 20th century political analysis by a first rank philosopher and political theorist. Hannah Arendt answers a series of key questions about how totalitarianism arises and how it is maintained. She focuses on the nitty gritty details of Stalin’s Russia and Hitler’s Germany. Arendt taught at Berkeley, Princeton, and the University of Chicago. A must read.