November 12, 2004
Arendt Biographer Corrects Mistake Linking Her to Jewish Terrorist Group
In the newly reissued paperback edition of her acclaimed biography, Hannah Arendt: For Love of the World, Elisabeth Young-Bruehl says she made only one significant mistake in the original, published by Yale University Press more than two decades ago. But it was a doozy. And the repercussions are bound to echo much louder now, thanks to the correction.
In 1982 Ms. Young-Bruehl, then an associate professor of letters at Wesleyan University, wrote that Arendt made donations to the Jewish