Hannah Arendt on Power and Capital

“Power can be thought of as the never-ending, self-feeding motor of all political action that corresponds to the legendary unending accumulation of money that begets money.”

Origins of Totalitarianism ch. 5 (1953)

Excerpted from: Schapiro, Fred, ed. The Yale Book of Quotations. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006.

One response to “Hannah Arendt on Power and Capital

  1. I hadn’t read this quote before. Thanks for posting.

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