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, July 3rd 2016
Posted on 3 July 2016 | 3:00 pm
The People’s Republic of China is fertile territory for Arendt scholars. But, as Chinese President Xi Jinping visits the U.S. this week, where are they?
Posted on 21 September 2015 | 8:00 pm
“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
“We are wont to see friendship solely as a phenomenon of intimacy in which the friends open their hearts to each other unmolested by the world and its demands…Thus it is hard for us to understand the political relevance of friendship…But for the Greeks the essence of friendship consisted in discourse…The converse (in contrast to…Read more Remembrance and Gratitude
Posted on 17 December 2012 | 12:38 pm