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“Ojos Sin Luz” (Eyes Without Light)-Dan Gettinger

Dan Gettinger is a student at Bard College. Lately I’ve been reflecting on my activity surrounding Occupy Wall St. Remembering the minutes before I was arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge, I wonder what I was thinking in those moments.  The truth is that I was there largely by accident. I read about the Occupy movement…Read more “Ojos Sin Luz” (Eyes Without Light)-Dan Gettinger Posted on 30 November 2011 | 1:48 pm

On Telling Stories & Telling the Truth – Victor Granado

Victor Granado is an Arendt Center Fellow, visiting from Spain. In his introductory lecture at this year’s Arendt Center conference, “Democracy: Truthtelling in An Age Without Facts,” Roger Berkowitz reminded us that in present day, facts have been relegated to mere opinion.  There has been a dissolution of the facts, in other words, a transformation…Read more On Telling Stories & Telling the Truth – Victor Granado Posted on 29 November 2011 | 2:23 pm

Filming Underway in Israel for Arendt film

Fifty years after the Eichmann trial, Hannah Arendt returns to Israel: “Upon entering the film studio in Petah Tikva, one is hit with the sensation of time travel. Dozens of people, most of them men, sit at a long table, dressed in suits and sporting hairstyles particularly fashioned to the 1960s, clacking away at their…Read more Filming Underway in Israel for Arendt film Posted on 29 November 2011 | 2:21 pm

Arendt in Palm Beach

Eichmann in Jerusalem being read in Palm Beach, FL. Submit your pictures of libraries/books/reading to arendt@bard.edu Posted on 29 November 2011 | 11:34 am

Reconciling Our Role in History-Jennie Han

“…poetically speaking, [history’s] beginning lies…in the moment when Ulysses, at the court of the king of the Phaeacians, listened to the story of his own deeds and sufferings, to the story of his life, now a thing outside itself, an ‘object’ for all to see and to hear. What had been sheer occurrence now became…Read more Reconciling Our Role in History-Jennie Han Posted on 28 November 2011 | 12:35 pm

William James on Thinking

“Many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” -William James Posted on 27 November 2011 | 10:43 am

The Morality of Debt

On July 13 of 2011, David Graeber published an essay in the Canadian journal Adbusters called  “Awaiting The Magical Spark,” an essay asking what it would take to set off a revolution in the West similar to those in the Middle East. It was the same day Adbusters put out its now infamous call for…Read more The Morality of Debt Posted on 25 November 2011 | 11:10 am

Arendt-Eichmann Meshugas

Whoever is looking for a complete list of charges launched against Hannah Arendt and her book on Eichmann may turn to chapter 6 of Deborah Lipstadt’s recently published book, The Eichmann Trial. As it seems, Lipstadt assembles almost every single item of the “Arendt controversy”, telling her readers that Arendt had “a personal disdain for…Read more Arendt-Eichmann Meshugas Posted on 23 November 2011 | 2:33 pm

Opinions, Facts and Roots – Solveig Botnen Eide

Today marks the four month anniversary of the terrorist attack on Norway by one of its own, Anders Behring Breivik.  Solveig Botnen Eide, an Arendt Center Fellow visiting from Norway reflects on the uncomfortable reality of truthtelling when terror strikes too close to home. As a native of Norway, my attention was piqued when I…Read more Opinions, Facts and Roots – Solveig Botnen Eide Posted on 22 November 2011 | 3:55 pm

A Student Library

A student desk at the Stevenson Library at Bard College. Submit your library, reading, book images to arendt@bard.edu. Posted on 22 November 2011 | 10:12 am