Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) -

The chief reason warfare is still with us is neither a secret death-wish of the human species, nor an irrepressible instinct of aggression, nor, finally and more plausibly, the serious economic and social dangers inherent in disarmament, but the simple fact that no substitute for this final arbiter in international affairs has yet appeared on the political scene. -Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) _Crises of the Republic_ [1972], "On Violence" German Jewish political theorist

The hypocrite's crime is that he bears false witness against himself. Hannah Arendt On Revolution [1963]



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