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The Highest Law of the Land

“The highest laws of the land (America) are not only the constitution and constitutional laws, but also contracts.” -Hannah Arendt, Denktagebuch, p. 131 Having published The Origins of Totalitarianism, Arendt turned her attention  to the country around her.  In a sequence of entries in her Denktagebuch for September 1951, she starts by referring to America…Read more The Highest Law of the Land Posted on 30 July 2012 | 12:30 pm