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The Delusion of the Omnipotence

It is worth analysing the different forms of violence and asking why and how they transgress various boundaries to approach omnipotence Posted on 3 January 2016 | 8:00 pm

Arendt and Breaking with Tradition

Kate Bermingham shares her love of Arendt's ability to both love and break from political theory tradition in this week's Library feature. Posted on 17 December 2015 | 8:00 pm

The Splintering of Culture

The Arendt Center is on vacation this week. We will be back next week. Enjoy one of our more popular weekend reads from the archives. Earlier this month I attended a lecture by Matthias Lilienthal, the former artistic director of Hebbel am Ufer (HAU). HAU as it is affectionately known in Berlin is an organization…Read more The Splintering of Culture Posted on 9 August 2013 | 3:53 pm

Transformation of the Intangible

Everything that is, must appear, and nothing can appear without a shape of its own… -Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition The book is under attack. A recent article in The New Atlantis begins by calling the book “modernity’s quintessential technology,” but reports that “now that the rustle of the book’s turning page competes with the…Read more Transformation of the Intangible Posted on 17 June 2013 | 10:45 am

The Delusion of the Omnipotence

“There is a difference between a man who sets out to murder his old aunt and people who without considering the economic usefulness of their actions at all (…) build factories to produce corpses. (…) Perhaps what is behind it all is only that individual human beings did not kill other individual human beings for…Read more The Delusion of the Omnipotence Posted on 3 June 2013 | 9:57 am

A Politics of Appearances

“To be alive means to live in a world that preceded one’s own arrival and will survive one’s own departure. On this level of sheer being alive, appearance and disappearance, as they follow upon each other, are the primordial events, which as such mark out time, the time span between birth and death.” -Hannah Arendt,…Read more A Politics of Appearances Posted on 26 November 2012 | 12:20 pm

The Splintering of Culture

  Earlier this month I attended a lecture by Matthias Lilienthal, the former artistic director of Hebbel am Ufer (HAU). HAU as it is affectionately known in Berlin is an organization with three performance spaces in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin, and is one of the largest, best funded, and risk-taking performance theatre complexes in…Read more The Splintering of Culture Posted on 27 July 2012 | 1:02 pm