Two Essays on Hegemony and Hannah Arendt


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Two Essays on Hegemony and Hannah Arendt
Essay one: Hegemony
We all want to rule the world – and some of us can, as long as they can negotiate successfully with the serfs or as long as they can convince enough people that their power deserves to be uncontested. To get to the heart of the matter, hegemony is an idea that basically holds that certain groups or institutions or countries have power over other groups or states; the United States is a classic example of a hegemony in action because it has a formidable military arsenal and often tries to justify its military might by insisting that it is merely acting out of self-defence by guarding itself against rogue elements. The US seeks global power and control via constantly developing new...
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.....actively sought to reveal the “objective structures” of “political being-in-the-world as a distinct mode of human experience” (
, para.1). If you do not have an especially subtle understanding of phenomenology, you will have a hard time understanding Arendt; even a strong understanding may not be enough to save you.
In the end, Hannah Arendt stands amongst the philosophical giants of the twentieth century; her work is timeless and worth reading even today.
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of Philosophy. 22 Jul. 2005. 10 Nov. 2010