Posted by: eileenandrory | April 23, 2010

hannah arendt

“Power corresponds to the human ability not just to act, but to act in concert. Power is never the property of an individual; it belongs to a group and remains in existence only so long as the group keeps together”

Scuse the pun, but this is a powerful statement. It sounds so obvious yet until I read this I did not really understand the concept. It’s not the people at the top that are powerful, it’s the organisation that they sit upon.

I’m not going into all of her works, but she defines or rather makes a meaningful distinction between ‘power, strength, force, violence and authority’ I would urge you to read her works.

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