Stephen J. Whitfield

Stephen J. Whitfield is the Max Richter Professor of American Civilization at Brandeis University, where he has taught since receiving his doctorate there in 1972. He has also served as a visiting professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Catholic University of Louvain, the Sorbonne and the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich. Whitfield’s books include Into the Dark: Hannah Arendt and Totalitarianism; American Space, Jewish Time and In Search of American Jewish Culture.

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Hannah Arendt

A political theorist with a flair for grand historical generalization, Hannah Arendt exhibited the conceptual brio of a cultivated intellectual, the conscientious learning of a German-trained scholar, and the undaunted spirit of an exile who had confronted some of the worst horrors of European tyranny.

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