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Fascinating comment!  I am familiar with Arendt primarily  due to The Origins of Totalitarianism, which was one of the favorite works of two of my most conservative professors in grad school.  I only read excerpts they provided.  They, of course, would not have been likely to highlight the connections to Hobson, by whom I was greatly impressed and who I consider to be greatly, but sadly, underrated.  Is the thesis you describe set forth in Origins?

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Aug 15th, 2008 at 09:32:01 PM EST
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