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The Pariah as Rebel

Ron H. Feldman

in Thinking in Dark Times

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780823230754
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235858 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823230754.003.0018
The Pariah as Rebel

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This chapter focuses on Hannah Arendt's Jewish writings. It argues that whether or not one agrees with Arendt's particular positions on Jewish political issues, her stance is of lasting significance: she assumes the existence of a Jewish people and a Jewish polity that is sufficiently strong, proud, and secure that all Jews have an inherent right to engage in vigorous political debate. Arendt's Jewish writings are a continuing model for engaged Jewish political speech.

Keywords: Hannah Arendt; political writings; Jewish writers; political writers; political speech

Chapter.  4775 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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