Education carries a heavy burden for Arendt. As in politics, we declare our love for the world, both or own and the world of future generations. To say that education is in crisis, then, is for Arendt not to lament the fact that “Johnny can’t read.” It is to acknowledge a generalized dissatisfaction with and alienation from the world that has us say to our children, “[i]n this world even we are not very securely at home….You must try to make out as best you can; in any case you are not entitled to call us to account. We are innocent, we wash our hands of you.”
Posted on 11 April 2016 | 12:56 am
In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the true meaning of Christmas, explore the dangers inherent in unmasking, and much more!
Posted on 27 December 2015 | 9:00 pm
In our Amor Mundi, we meditate on death and the ephemeral nature of the body, investigate the inhuman nature of humanities conferences, and much more!
Posted on 18 May 2015 | 11:30 am
One of our Arendt Center members sent me this latest article from Fareed Zakaria. The numbers can be dizzying, but the basic thesis is one that we at the Arendt Center have been worrying about: Overspending on entitlements and debt are bringing about a situation in which the essential public role of government is being…Read more Can America Be Fixed?
Posted on 7 January 2013 | 9:52 am