The chief reason warfare is still with us is neither a secret death wish of the human species, nor an irrepressible instinct of aggression, nor, finally and more plausibly, the serious economic and social dangers inherent in disarmament, but the simple fact that no substitute for this final arbiter in inter­national affairs has yet appeared on the political scene.

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Johanna "Hannah" Arendt ( or ; German: [ˈaːʀənt]; 14 October 1906 – 4 December 1975) was a German-born, American political theorist. Her 18 books and numerous articles, ranging from works on totalitarianism to thinking and judging, greatly influence political philosophy to this day. Arendt is widely considered one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century.

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