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Thinking in and through “Emergency”

Among its accomplishments, Eichmann in Jerusalem reflects on the close relation between language and thinking, especially in moments of emergency. Posted on 28 February 2016 | 8:00 pm

Why and What You Should Know About the NDAA

On New Year’s Eve President Obama, despite serious reservations, signed into law a bill that has generated much controversy and charged rhetoric over the last few weeks. That annual bill, the National Defense Authorization Act, specifies the budget and expenditures for the Department of Defense. But the 2012 NDAA is not restricted to the technicalities…Read more Why and What You Should Know About the NDAA Posted on 4 January 2012 | 1:44 pm

Thinking in an Emergency

Bard student, Anna Hadfield reviews a new book by Elaine Scarry, Thinking in an Emergency. Emergency, Elaine Scarry writes in her new book Thinking in an Emergency, is a claim that shuts down thinking in favor of action. When states make the claim of emergency, they are insisting that the nature of the situation requires that…Read more Thinking in an Emergency Posted on 15 November 2011 | 4:24 pm