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Education Without Authority?

Education carries a heavy burden for Arendt. As in politics, we declare our love for the world, both or own and the world of future generations. To say that education is in crisis, then, is for Arendt not to lament the fact that “Johnny can’t read.” It is to acknowledge a generalized dissatisfaction with and alienation from the world that has us say to our children, “[i]n this world even we are not very securely at home….You must try to make out as best you can; in any case you are not entitled to call us to account. We are innocent, we wash our hands of you.” Posted on 11 April 2016 | 12:56 am

Leading Students Into the World

The authority of teachers lies, at least in part, in their ability to set aside judging and to present the world as it is to their students. Posted on 10 January 2016 | 8:00 pm

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

Amor Mundi 12/20/15

In our Amor Mundi, we reflect on the failure of human rights with regards to the refugee crisis, marvel at the width of the political divide, and much more. Posted on 20 December 2015 | 9:00 pm

Recognizing Rage and Legitimate Acts of Violence

Laurie Naranch explains how rage may authorize momentary violence as a legitimate, if for Arendt, antipolitical response to injustice. Posted on 20 December 2015 | 8:00 pm

Distinctions, Depth, and Memory

By Richard Barrett “We are in danger of forgetting, and such an oblivion—quite apart from the contents themselves that could be lost—would mean that, humanly speaking, we would deprive ourselves of one dimension, the dimension of depth in human existence. For memory and depth are the same, or rather, depth cannot be reached by man…Read more Distinctions, Depth, and Memory Posted on 13 December 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 11/22/15

In our Amor Mundi, we reflect on the rhetoric used by student protests, explore the question of the United States accepting Syrian refugees, and more! Posted on 22 November 2015 | 8:01 pm

Amor Mundi 2/15/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we investigate the increasing use of shell corporations in high-end real estate, reflect on the changing disposition of the public intellectual, comment on the dynamic nature of blogging, and much more. Posted on 16 February 2015 | 11:30 am

Arendt and Ricoeur on Ideology and Authority

The Hannah Arendt Center shares "Arendt and Ricœur on Ideology and Authority," an article written by a former HAC fellow. Posted on 24 January 2015 | 10:00 am

Amor Mundi 1/18/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we recognize the need for us to resist all kinds of political and religious extremism, reflect on the dangers of artistic license when it comes to distorting historical facts, realize the political and cultural value of local diners, and much more. Posted on 19 January 2015 | 11:30 am