HA Journal

Hannah Arendt's writing continues to delight and inspire, even as she asks us to confront the most haunting questions of our time. The HA Journal embodies the desire to remain true to Arendt’s irreverent, provocative, and vibrant spirit. While HA will solicit and publish new scholarship on Hannah Arendt, the journal seeks above all to publish essays that provoke, surprise, and enlighten as they speak to and about the common world.

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Current Issue

Volume IV

Volume 4 of HA: The Journal of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College draws principally on talks given at the 2015 Hannah Arendt Center Conference, "Does Privacy Matter?” Volume 4 features contributions from Edward Snowden, Robert Litt, David Brin, Ben Wizner and Dr. Anita Allen, among others. As with the three previous issues, readers of the new issue of HA will experience the Hannah Arendt Center’s unique approach to thinking about politics today, inspired by Hannah Arendt’s bold and provocative embrace of the humanist tradition to illuminate pressing political issues.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Why Privacy Matters

    Roger Berkowitz…Introduction

    Ann Lauterbach and Wyatt Mason…The Private Life of the Writer

    Carol Becker…Technology is Destroying Our Inner Lives

    Josh Cohen…The Privacy of the Self in a Culture of Exposure

    Rochelle Gurstein…What Do We Lose When We Lose Our Privacy

    Hans Teerds….What Do We Lose When We Lose Our Privacy? Expand >

Archive of Previous Journals

  • Volume I
    Includes 12 essays based on talks originally given at three Hannah Arendt Center Conferences. “Human Being in an Inhuman Age” was held in 2010; “Lying and Politics” and “Truthtelling: Democracy in an Age without Facts” took place in 2011 and are combined here in “Truthtelling.

  • Volume II
    Volume II includes four essays based on talks given at the 2012 Arendt Center Conference, “Does the President Matter? A Conference on the American Age of Political Disrepair.”

  • Volume III
    Volume 3 of HA: The Journal of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College is a jam-packed double issue. It includes talks and essays given at the Hannah Arendt Center in 2013 and 2014, including at two of our annual conferences, “Failing Fast: The Educated Citizen in Crisis” and “The Unmaking of Americans: Are There Still American Values Worth Fighting For?” The essays manifest the Hannah Arendt Center’s unique approach to thinking about politics today, one inspired by Hannah Arendt’s bold and provocative embrace of the humanist tradition to illuminate pressing political issues.