Hannnah Arendt (1906-1975) was for many years University Professor of Political Philosophy in the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research and a Visiting Fellow of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. She is also the author of Eichmann in Jerusalem, On Revolution, and Between Past and Future (all available from Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics).
Brilliant and disturbing. --Stephen Spender, The New York Review of Books Profound . . . This book is bound to stir our minds and trouble our consciences. --Chicago Tribune Deals with the greatest problem of our time . . . the problem of the human being within a modern totalitarian system. --Bruno Bettelheim, The New Republic