Hannah Arendt, The Promise of Politics, written in latter half of 1950s

Hannah Arendt

“If someone wants to see and experience the world as it ‘really’ is, he can do so only by understanding it as something that is shared by many people, lies between them, separates them, showing itself differently to each and comprehensible only to the extent that many people can talk about it and exchange their opinions and perspectives with one another, over against one another. Only in the freedom of our speaking with one another does the world, as that about which we speak, emerge in its objectivity and visibility from all sides.”

Hannah Arendt, The Promise of Politics, written in latter half of 1950s