Hannah Arendt’s ‘‘Crises of the Republic’ released in Iran
Publish Date : Monday 12 November 2018 - 19:56
IBNA- A newly translated book to Persian, ‘Crises of the Republic’ by the eminent German philosopher Hannah Arendt is centered on the American actions in Vietnam War.
According to IBNA
correspondent, ‘Crises of the Republic: Lying in Politics; Civil Disobedience; On Violence; Thoughts on Politics and Revolution’
has been translated by Amin and Flora Askarizadeh into Persian and released by Negah Publishing.
The book contains 252 pages, 4 chapters and 18 supplements focusing on issues like lying in politics based on reviewing the documents of Pentagon, civil disobedience, violence and revolution.
It is a collection from the standpoint of a political philosopher, who views the crises of the 1960s and early 1970s as challenges to the American form of government.
The book begins with "Lying in Politics," a penetrating analysis of the Pentagon Papers that deals with the role of image-making and public relations in politics. "Civil Disobedience" examines the various opposition movements from the Freedom Riders to the war resisters and the segregationists.
‘Thoughts on Politics and Revolution,’ cast in the form of an interview, contains a commentary to the author's theses in "On Violence." Through the connected essays, Arendt
examines, defines, and clarifies the concerns of the American citizen of the time.
The Persian version has been printed in 550 copies by Negah Publishing.