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
We appreciate some marginalia Arendt made in her copy of "Lectures on the French Revolution" in relation to America, revolution theory, and liberty.
Posted on 24 September 2015 | 8:00 pm
In this week's Library feature, we appreciate the annotations Arendt made to her copy of "The Age of the Democratic Revolution."
Posted on 20 March 2015 | 10:00 am
Johannes Lang explores the moral and political consequences of emotion entering into the public sphere.
Posted on 23 February 2015 | 10:00 am
In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the disclosure of the CIA torture report, celebrate those efforts that are dedicated to keeping "forgotten" memories of Chinese history alive, wonder at the influence Fidel Castro may have had on Hannah Arendt, and much more!
Posted on 15 December 2014 | 11:30 am
“The end of the old is not necessarily the beginning of the new.” Hannah Arendt, The Life of the Mind This is a simple enough statement, and yet it masks a profound truth, one that we often overlook out of the very human tendency to seek consistency and connection, to make order out of the…Read more Hiatus, Discontinuity, and Change
Posted on 14 April 2014 | 12:10 pm
“It may well be the region of the spirit or, rather, the path paved by thinking, this small track of non-time which the activity of thought beats within the time-space of mortal men and into which the trains of thought, of remembrance and anticipation, save whatever they touch from the ruin of historical and biographical…Read more Non-Time
Posted on 10 March 2014 | 11:37 am
“When the Revolution [sic] devoured its own children like Saturn and was like a gigantic Lava [sic] stream on whose surface the actors were born [sic] along for a while, only to be sucked away by the undertow of an undercurrent mightier than they themselves.” -Hannah Arendt, “Revolutions – Spurious and Genuine” (unpublished) This quote,…Read more Revolutions
Posted on 28 October 2013 | 12:25 pm
“The Lost Treasure of Arendt’s Council System” James Muldoon, Critical Horizons 12.3 (2011) Muldoon sees Arendt’s advocacy of the council system at the end of On Revolution as a challenge to the excessive individualism enshrined in current structures of liberal representative government. He positions his argument between critics such as Margaret Canovan, who see Arendt’s…Read more “The Lost Treasure of Arendt’s Council System”
Posted on 22 October 2013 | 10:38 am
Arendt, Rousseau, and Human Plurality in Politics Margaret Canovan The Journal of Politics, Vol. 45, No. 2 (May, 1983), pp. 286-302 Readers of Arendt’s On Revolution have long remarked on her valorization of the American over the French Revolution. In this context, Margaret Canovan’s article offers a nuanced analysis of an unexpected topic: Arendt’s relation…Read more Arendt, Rousseau, and Human Plurality in Politics
Posted on 8 October 2013 | 2:06 pm