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Political Lies: Altering Facts and Rewriting History

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Richard A. Barrett discusses how political lies not only skew history but also undermine a political actor's ability to engage with reality. Posted on 9 February 2015 | 10:00 am

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Beach Library in Belgium Posted on 1 April 2014 | 2:21 pm

On Facts (for Elisabeth Young-Bruehl)

This “Quote of the week was originally published on December 19, 2011. “Conceptually, we may call truth what we cannot change; metaphorically, it is the ground on which we stand and the sky that stretches above us.” — Hannah Arendt, “Truth and Politics” I spent December 2 in Greencastle, Indiana, talking about politics, political theory,…Read more On Facts (for Elisabeth Young-Bruehl) Posted on 14 October 2013 | 11:40 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

On Facts (For Elisabeth Young-Bruehl)-Patchen Markell

“Conceptually, we may call truth what we cannot change; metaphorically, it is the ground on which we stand and the sky that stretches above us.” — Hannah Arendt, “Truth and Politics” I spent December 2 in Greencastle, Indiana, talking about politics, political theory, and the life and work of Hannah Arendt at DePauw University.  Over…Read more On Facts (For Elisabeth Young-Bruehl)-Patchen Markell Posted on 19 December 2011 | 2:27 pm

Truthtelling at the Arendt Center Conference

A week after the Arendt Center’s fourth annual conference, “Truthtelling: Democracy in an Age Without Facts”, Arendt Center Visiting Fellow, Kieran Bonner, reflects on the lecture given by Professor Peg Birmingham. Professor Peg Birmingham says that to fully understand Arendt’s relation to facts we must remember her distinction between moral action and political action. For…Read more Truthtelling at the Arendt Center Conference Posted on 4 November 2011 | 12:06 pm