The Freedom to Be Free

Non-Fiction, Current Affairs, Bestseller, Bestseller Non-Fiction

What is freedom, are we born free or is freedom conveyed to us by others? Can it be taken away? Is freedom only an absence of fear and constraint or does it not rather imply the need to take part in the political and social discourse? Th is essay by Hannah Arendt was fi rst published in German by dtv in 2018. Accompanied by Thomas Meyer’s poignant aft erword, the book obviously meets the spirit of the time and hit the top ranks of the bestselling lists in Germany for months on end.



Rights for the essay: Hannah Arendt Bluecher Literary Trust
Rights for the afterword by Thomas Meyer: dtv

Hannah Arendt
Andreas Wirthensohn
The Freedom to Be Free

What is freedom, are we born free or is freedom conveyed to us by others? Can it be taken away? Is freedom only an absence of fear and constraint or does it not rather imply the need to take part in the political and social discourse? Th is essay by Hannah Arendt was fi rst published in German by dtv in 2018. Accompanied by Thomas Meyer’s poignant aft erword, the book obviously meets the spirit of the time and hit the top ranks of the bestselling lists in Germany for months on end.



Rights for the essay: Hannah Arendt Bluecher Literary Trust
Rights for the afterword by Thomas Meyer: dtv

Bibliographic Data
64 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-14651-7
First published 2018