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Beyond Bluebeard: Arendt’s “Some Questions of Moral Philosophy”

Philip Walsh discusses some of the startling conclusions Hannah Arendt arrived at with regards to moral philosophy. Posted on 31 May 2015 | 11:00 pm

An Arendtian Library – German, English, and Dutch

In this week's Library feature, we appreciate a personal library of Arendt's works submitted by a member of the international Arendt community. Posted on 19 December 2014 | 10:00 am

Bearing the Burden of the Past

“If people think that one can only write about these things in a solemn tone of voice…Look, there are people who take it amiss—and I can understand that in a sense—that, for instance, I can still laugh. But I was really of the opinion that Eichmann was a buffoon…” —Hannah Arendt Holocaust Remembrance Day, or…Read more Bearing the Burden of the Past Posted on 28 April 2014 | 10:31 am

Amor Mundi 4/28/13

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 uncritical acceptance nor contemptuous…Read more Amor Mundi 4/28/13 Posted on 29 April 2013 | 2:29 pm

Performing thinking: Arendt’s Richard III

“It is better for you to suffer than to do wrong because you can remain the friend of the sufferer; who would want to be the friend of and have to live together with a murderer? Not even a murderer.  What kind of dialogue could you lead with him? Precisely the dialogue which Shakespeare let…Read more Performing thinking: Arendt’s Richard III Posted on 29 April 2013 | 11:32 am

Margarethe von Trotta on Hannah Arendt

Germany’s Deutschlandfunk Radio program recently broadcast an interview with Margarethe von Trotta about her new film “Hannah Arendt.” The film is now set to be released on May 29 in the U.S. by Zeitgeist Films. The Hannah Arendt Center will be hosting an opening night screening at the Film Forum in NYC. More information to…Read more Margarethe von Trotta on Hannah Arendt Posted on 24 January 2013 | 10:09 am

Hannah Arendt – a film by Margarethe von Trotta.

The new Hannah Arendt bio picture by Margarethe von Trotta has been released in Europe. It will hit theatres in the US in May, although it is making the rounds of festivals now. The good news: “Hannah Arendt” the film is really wonderful. I’ll have more to say about the film at some point soon,…Read more Hannah Arendt – a film by Margarethe von Trotta. Posted on 15 January 2013 | 10:20 am

Eichmann’s Jews

Doron Rabionvici is an eclectic figure, an Israeli-born novelist who lives in Vienna; he did his Ph.D. thesis in history on the collaboration of Austrian Jews with the Nazis during WWII. In a recent lecture at the Burg Theatre in Vienna, Rabinovici brilliantly evokes the nostalgia of Viennese and European Jews who return to Austria…Read more Eichmann’s Jews Posted on 3 August 2012 | 10:02 am

Maikel Nabil and Peaceful Resistance

What if the meaning of peaceful resistance had to be revisited for the 21st century? Where would you turn to then? Though examples of civil disobedience, conscientious objectors and peaceful protests are by no means rare nowadays, it is necessary to turn to extraordinary events of the kind that attach new meanings to historical circumstances;…Read more Maikel Nabil and Peaceful Resistance Posted on 29 February 2012 | 1:35 pm

Filming Underway in Israel for Arendt film

Fifty years after the Eichmann trial, Hannah Arendt returns to Israel: “Upon entering the film studio in Petah Tikva, one is hit with the sensation of time travel. Dozens of people, most of them men, sit at a long table, dressed in suits and sporting hairstyles particularly fashioned to the 1960s, clacking away at their…Read more Filming Underway in Israel for Arendt film Posted on 29 November 2011 | 2:21 pm