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Thinking and Transcendence

Kazue Koishikawa reflects on Arendt's observation that thinking acquires political significance when we think beyond our own limitations. Posted on 29 December 2014 | 10:00 am

Amor Mundi 12/7/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we look into the controversial number of people that are killed each year by police, gain deeper insight into the Nazi Willem Sassen from his daughter, remember the value of being able to think from the perspective of multiple groups, and much more! Posted on 8 December 2014 | 11:30 am

Amor Mundi 11/2/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we realize that there are two sides to every story, expose the myth of exceptional Chinese education, emphasize a need to rethink the way we educate teachers, and much more. Posted on 3 November 2014 | 10:30 am

Amor Mundi 9/14/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we recognize the similarities between art and athleticism, reflect on President Obama's unexpected embrace of unilateralism, examine human relationships in an increasingly mechanized world, and much more. Posted on 15 September 2014 | 11:30 am

Amor Mundi 9/7/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we examine Bettina Stangneth's treatment of Adolf Eichmann, appreciate the moment of discovery when seeking to learn a foreign language, appreciate Zephyr Teachout's research into the national legacy of corruption in American politics, and much more. Posted on 8 September 2014 | 11:30 am

Did Eichmann Think?

Roger Berkowitz discusses Bettina Stangneth's book "Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer" and argues that Arendt's report on the banality of evil has withstood the test of time, history, and countless critiques. Posted on 7 September 2014 | 8:47 am

Amor Mundi 12/1/13

Hannah Arendt considered calling her magnum opus Amor Mundi: Love of the World. Instead, she settled upon The Human Condition. What is most difficult, Arendt writes, is to love the world as it is, with all the evil and suffering in it. And yet she came to do just that. Loving the world means neither…Read more Amor Mundi 12/1/13 Posted on 2 December 2013 | 12:48 pm

Excerpts from the Sassen Papers

In response to the my essay on “Misreading ‘Eichmann in Jerusalem,” I have been asked repeatedly how to access the Sassen papers, the more than 1,300 pages of memoir and interview transcripts that Eichmann produced while he was in Argentina. The first answer is simple: Read the two issues of Life magazine from November 28…Read more Excerpts from the Sassen Papers Posted on 12 July 2013 | 2:22 pm

Ideological Blindness

It would be too much to hope that my plea to end the ideological warfare over Hannah Arendt would win over either those who insist she is a Nazi-lover or those who thinks she walks on water. That said, I have been pleasantly surprised that most people saw my essay for what it was: a…Read more Ideological Blindness Posted on 11 July 2013 | 10:05 am

Yes and No: The Split the Difference Approach to the Banality of Evil

“Hannah Arendt” the movie by acclaimed Director Margarethe von Trotta, opened in the United States this week at Film Forum in New York. It will begin its national release on June 6th.  Around the world the movie has garnered rave reviews and played to excited audiences. Reviews in the U.S. are appearing, including a rave…Read more Yes and No: The Split the Difference Approach to the Banality of Evil Posted on 31 May 2013 | 4:21 pm