This lecture is a brilliant encapsulation of Arendt's widely influential arguments on revolution, and why the American Revolution-unlike all those preceding it-was uniquely able to install political freedom. "The Freedom to be Free" was first published in Thinking Without a Banister, a varied collection of Arendt's essays, lectures, reviews, interviews, speeches, and editorials-which, taken together, manifest the relentless activity of her mind and character and contain within them the articulations of wide and sophisticated range of her political thought. A Vintage Shorts Selection. An ebook short.
by Hannah Arendt
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