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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

A Meditation on Arendt, Rilke, & Guns

The despair expressed in Rilke's Duino Elegies is an expression of our human world and as such distills the loss we feel from gun violence. Posted on 6 December 2015 | 8:00 pm

A Home Away From Home

Jennie Han explores the concept of “home” with respect to our discussions of the ongoing student protests on American college campuses. Posted on 29 November 2015 | 8:00 pm

Machine-man and man-machines in the last stage of the laboring society

“The last stage of the laboring society, the society of job holders, demands of its members a sheer automatic functioning, as though individual life had actually been submerged in the over-all life process of the species and the only active decision still required of the individual were to let go, so to speak, to abandon…Read more Machine-man and man-machines in the last stage of the laboring society Posted on 26 August 2013 | 2:59 pm

See You Again

“To my dear Hannah, In these years our friendship has stood the test. In this relationship we no longer need to have any worries. Goodbye, Your Kurt. New York, April 30th 1945.”  “Meiner lieben Hannah,” reads a handwritten inscription in a copy of Franz Kafka’s Der Prozess (The Trial), gifted from publisher Kurt Wolff to…Read more See You Again Posted on 7 January 2013 | 11:38 am