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“Totalitarianism” in the Dialogue of David Riesman and Hannah Arendt

in Hannah Arendt, Totalitarianism, and the Social Sciences

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756501
eISBN:
9780804774215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756501.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter argues that David Riesman's analysis of Arendt's theory of Nazi Germany and Soviet Bolshevism was especially effective, and that it rested on a defective understanding of totalitarian ... More


False Starts: The Disappearance of Bill Harbison and Dinah Culbert

Jim Lovensheimer

in South Pacific: Paradise Rewritten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377026
eISBN:
9780199864560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377026.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter is concerned with drafts and sketches involving two principal characters in Tales of the South Pacific that eventually were reduced to bit roles in South Pacific. After discussing the ... More


The Predicament of National Character

George Blaustein

in Nightmare Envy and Other Stories: American Culture and European Reconstruction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190209209
eISBN:
9780190209230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190209209.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, African-American Literature

“National character” has a curious history in the twentieth century. Margaret Mead wrote the first anthropological account of the United States in 1942, but the history of national character as a ... More


Corn Flakes

David Haven Blake

in Liking Ike: Eisenhower, Advertising, and the Rise of Celebrity Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190278182
eISBN:
9780190278212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278182.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Eisenhower’s use of advertising produced a significant backlash among his contemporaries. George Ball, a key adviser to his Democratic opponent, Adlai Stevenson, denounced the Republicans’ ... More


Beginnings

Patrick Hayes

in Philip Roth: Fiction and Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199689125
eISBN:
9780191795305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689125.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Roth’s early work was shaped by ideas about literary value distinctive to the post-war cultural formation known as the “New Liberalism”. Drawing on his uncollated early journalism and early short ... More


Hannah Arendt, Totalitarianism, and the Social Sciences

Peter Baehr

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756501
eISBN:
9780804774215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756501.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This book examines the nature of totalitarianism as interpreted by some of the finest minds of the twentieth century, focusing on Hannah Arendt's claim that totalitarianism was an entirely ... More


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