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The power of the people

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Published

Publication date2/04/2012
Place of publicationNew York
PublisherHannah Arendt Center
Media of outputOnline
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

A brief discussion of means and ends in Arendt's political theory, which considers the following quotation from Arendt's essay, 'What is freedom?': "Political institutions, no matter how well or badly designed, depend for continued existence upon acting men; their conservation is achieved by the same means that brought them into being. Independent existence marks the work of art as a product of making; utter dependence upon further acts to keep it in existence marks the state as a product of action."