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Arendt, Matisse, and Stripping Away the Face

Anne O'Byrne discusses Arendt's reaction to a Matisse exhibition and what "stripping away the face" means for our humanness. Posted on 22 September 2014 | 10:00 am

The Burqa and the Political Realm

“The presence of others who see what we see and hear what we hear assures us of the reality of the world and ourselves.” -Hannah Arendt,  The Human Condition Over the past decade, European public opinion has roiled with controversy over the full face covering – the niqab or burqa – of Muslim women. According…Read more The Burqa and the Political Realm Posted on 30 October 2012 | 11:01 am