First appearance in book form of this essay on the relationship between power and violence, by German-born philosopher Hannah Arendt (1906-1975); a revised and enlarged version of a text that first appeared under the title "Reflections on Violence" a 1969 issue of the Journal of International Affairs, and was later collected in her 1972 anthology volume Crises of the Republic. NY: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1970. Presumed first edition (no publication statement on copyright page). 106pp., index. 8vo. Black cloth stamped in gilt to spine; red topstain; dust jacket. Topstain lightly faded. Else fine in a very good unclipped ("$4.75") jacket with a short closed tear and a small chip at head of front panel, light wear to spine ends.