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  • Published: 30 November 2023
  • ISBN: 9781802062342
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 80

On Violence




Arendt's influential essay examining the relationship between violence, power, war and politics now in Penguin Modern Classics for the first time

Written in 1970, with the Holocaust and Hiroshima still fresh in recent memory, the war in Vietnam raging and the streets of Europe and America seething with student protest, Hannah Arendt's now classic work offered a startling dissection of violence in the twentieth century: its nature and causes, its place in politics and war, its role in the modern age.

Combining theory and lucid historical analysis, Arendt argues that violence and power are ultimately incompatible, and that one fills the vacuum created by the other - an insight which continues to offer a valuable framework for understanding the chaos of our own times.

Inclues a brilliant introduction by Lyndsey Stonebridge.

  • Published: 30 November 2023
  • ISBN: 9781802062342
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 80

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Praise for On Violence

Incisive, deeply probing, written with clarity and grace, it provides an ideal framework for understanding the turbulence of our times

The Nation