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    crimes to be committed and usually the laws were so extreme that a juvenile could get his hand truncated off if he talked back to his father. In sharp contrast to this concept Plato argued that,” good people do not need laws, to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.” (Plato) Laws are further considerations of a more universal scope than morally within a political community which define us as a human being, as a culture, and as a whole. In the movie, Hannah Arendt, a philosopher went against the thoughts of society and stated her beliefs in the press exposing the truth about how Adolph Eichmann could not be charged with crimes against humanity since he was only following orders. Hannah was not offended of the riot that against her paper because as a philosopher, she would not write to please society rather because as a German Jew, she discerned that any German who was not a Nazi was pressed to do what they were told or they would be…

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    Hannah Arendt Refugee

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    In Hannah Arendt article “We Refugee” states that the hardship of being a refugee is in losing one’s past. I think it was clearly presented in this movie how the town was not able to accept her just as a human being but when she agreed to do what they wanted her to do, they accepted her and gave her 2 weeks to see if she does what they told to her to do then they will accept her. They didn’t feel it was their duty to help her just because she was not from their village and I think they would…

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    Space Of Remembrance

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    Yet, both authors are stifled by memory – they are simultaneously unable to reconcile the foundations of memory within social and political thought, but are profoundly influenced by the past. Hannah Arendt describes memory in The Human Condition (1958) as originating in human action, spurred in the realm of the polis – the Ancient Greek city state – as a space of organized remembrance. Arendt suggests that the polis as a space of organized remembrance can help improve the frailty of human…

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    All forms of government serve some human interest and some human end and all forms of government should ask the question ‘What is best for human flourishing and how do I achieve that?’ However, as Hannah Arendt showcases in her writings “The Origins of Totalitarianism” the rise of a new and separate form of government later named totalitarianism served no interest in human essence or human end but rather sought to destroy humanity. As Toni Morrison’s novel “Beloved” shows characteristics about…

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    Arendt writes, in Origins of Totalitarianism: “Totalitarianism in power uses the state administration for its long-range goal of world conquest…it establishes the secret police as the executors and guardians of its domestic experiment in constantly transforming reality into fiction.” The reality that totalitarianism destroys is it’s citizens understanding of how life functions, e.g. what is correct and incorrect behavior. Through the creation of their own rules, the secret police furthers the…

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    Poetry and thought are often interpreted as too lofty for the realm of politics, a realm dominated power (Berlin: 2004). Yet memory, as elaborated by poets should always be an exercise in education. The value of narrative, writing, and poetry is high. For ‘the very fact that so great of an enterprise as the Trojan War could have been forgotten without a poet to immortalize it several hundred years later offered only too good an example of what could happen to human greatness if it had nothing…

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    totalitarianism regime are based off of absolute or ‘total’ control by the state or a governing branch of a highly centralized institution. Hannah Arendt descries totalitarianism as control by total terror and is hidden behind a simple leader who presents an idea to the public that promises protection from insecurity and danger. The two may seem similar but there is one large difference. Hannah Arendt was not sure that genocide was a side effect of totalitarianism, when even in Nazi Germany that…

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    Hannah Arendt wrote The Origins of Totalitarianism in 1949, by which time the world had been confronted with evidence of the Nazi system of terror and devastation. The disclosures of the evils were met with a high degree of doubtful investigation despite a considerable amount of evidence and a vast amount of records and photos. The capacity for comprehension was overwhelming and the nature and extent of these programs added to the unreal nature of the revelations. Arendt wrote about the…

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    Liberty and Power Hannah Arendt was born in Germany in 1906. When Nazis came to power, she went and settled USA for escaping Nazis. Her main political job started in USA that she wrote books such as “the Origins of Totalitarianism”, and “Human condition” that portrayed freedom and autonomy for society. She reflects “On Revaluation” (1963) both American and French revaluation that how society converted its political power to other, and what kind of liberties new power brought to society…

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    had begun to love life and the world; and we had to shoot it to pieces. The first bomb, the first explosion, burst in our hearts. We are cut off from activity, from striving, from progress. We believe in such things no longer, we believe in the war.”(88, All Quiet on the Western Front). Here he states that he and his friends were normal people straight out of high school that had aspirations and goals, but found that stolen from them when the killing began. More so this also shows how normal…

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