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Author QuotedHannah Arendt
Title QuotedHuman Condition
Date (Year/Month/Day)1960/06/01
ImprintChicago : University of Chicago Press. c1958
QuotationHannah Arendt writes of the Greek πόλις‚ [polis] - "Before men began to act, a definite space had to be secured and a structure built where all subsequent actions could take place, the space being the public realm of the polis and its structure the law." [The Human Condition (Chicago, 1958)]
Quotation SourceTurning Toward the World: The Pivotal Years. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 4, 1960-1963.; Edited by Victor A. Kramer. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 5
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