Triumph of humanism

Print edition : May 01, 2015

Hannah Arendt. Her philosophy stresses the defence of human dignity in the face of evil.

April 4, 1933: The building housing the German Reichstag, which was set on fire on the night of February 27, 1933. The large session hall was fully destroyed. Hannah Arendt’s involvement in the cold-blooded uses of power had its beginnings with the suspension of civil liberties and dissent on the day the Reichstag burned down. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

The graveyard of Distomo, Greece, where victims of a 1944 Nazi massacre lie buried. Photo: AP

The book calls for serious reflection on the demands of notions of community, solidarity and public life.
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