Quotation by Hannah Arendt

The heritage of the American Revolution is forgotten, and the American government, for better and for worse, has entered into the heritage of Europe as though it were its patrimony—unaware, alas, of the fact that Europe's declining power was preceded and accompanied by political bankruptcy, the bankruptcy of the nation-state and its concept of sovereignty.
Hannah Arendt (1906–1975), German-born-U.S. political philosopher. "On Violence," sect. 1, Crises of the Republic (1972).
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