Hannah Arendt on Ideology

"An ideology differs from a simple opinion in that it claims either to possess either the key to history, or the solution for all the "riddles of the universe," or the intimate knowledge of the hidden universal laws which are supposed to rule nature and man." -- The Origins of Totalitarianism, p. 159

This is a fantastic book, by the way. Just the right blend of theory and history for my tastes.


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