Generally regarded as the definitive work on totalitarianism, this
book is an essential component of any study of twentieth-century
political movements. Arendt was one of the first to recognize that
Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union were two sides of the same coin
rather than opposing philosophies of Right and Left. "With the
Origins of Totalitarianism Hannah Arendt emerges as the most
original and profound-therefore the most valuable-political
theoretician of our times" (New Leader). Index.