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Arendt, Hannah
The Origins of Totalitarianism
New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co, 1951. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Octavo, 477 pages; VG/G-; spine dull blue with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$6.75', moderate chipping and tears to all edges, front flap tenuously attached; pencil math to rear flap; slight cocking to the spine, shallow scratch to front board;scattered and sparse pencil notations throughout; Ownership stamp of Irving Kristol to the ffep; "First edition" stated on copyright page; an attractive copy of this incredibly scarce book; shelved case 10. Kristol, Himmelfarb, and Arendt were all members of the The New York Intellectuals, a group of American writers and literary critics based in New York City in the mid-20th century. Mostly Jewish, they advocated left-wing politics but were also firmly anti-Stalinist. Kristol and Arendt were both associated with the Partisan Review.Irving Kristol (1920-2009) was an American journalist who was dubbed the "godfather of neoconservatism". As a founder, editor, and contributor to various magazines, he played an influential role in the intellectual and political culture of the last half of the twentieth century. After his death, he was described by The Daily Telegraph as being "perhaps the most consequential public intellectual of the latter half of the [twentieth] century".Gertrude Himmelfarb (1922-2019), also known as Bea Kristol, was an American historian. She was a leader of conservative interpretations of history and historiography. She wrote extensively on intellectual history, with a focus on Great Britain an … [Click Below for Full Description]
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