December 4: Jewday

Political theorist Hannah Arendt died on this day in 1975 at age 69. In 1959 she became the first woman appointed to a full professorship at Princeton.

“The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.”

“Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.” —H.A.


Blogger Lao Qiao said...

Hannah Arendt's THE ORIGINS OF TOTALITARIANISM appeared in 1951. One-fourth of the book was devoted to anti-Semitism. Today, her point is truer than ever. The leadings totalitarians of the day, Kim Jong-il, Hugo Chavez, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, are united in an effort to destroy Israel and its people. None of the three is aware that his country has no tangible dispute with Israel.

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