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Arendt and Breaking with Tradition

Kate Bermingham shares her love of Arendt's ability to both love and break from political theory tradition in this week's Library feature. Posted on 17 December 2015 | 8:00 pm

Norbert Lechner and the Uses of Arendt in Argentina

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It is no coincidence that Arendt’s reading in Argentina is associated originally with the thinking of political scientist Norbert Lechner. Posted on 18 October 2015 | 8:00 pm

A Student’s Personal Arendt Library

In this week's Library feature, we appreciate a student's personal Arendt library. Posted on 13 March 2015 | 10:44 am

Arnold Gehlen on Arendt’s The Human Condition

Arnold Gehlen,”Vom tätigen Leben (Hannah Arendt)”, Merkur Vol. 159 (1961) 482-6. The conservative anthropologist Arnold Gehlen fell out of favor in post WWII Germany largely due to his support of the Nazis: he joined the party in 1933 but continued to teach after the war following a “denazification” process. However, with the recent rediscovery of…Read more Arnold Gehlen on Arendt’s The Human Condition Posted on 7 May 2013 | 9:46 am

When Power is Lost

Power is actualized only where word and deed have not parted company, where words are not empty and deeds not brutal, where words are not used to veil intentions but to disclose realities, and where deeds are not used to violate and destroy but to establish relations and create new realities.  -Hannah Arendt, The Human…Read more When Power is Lost Posted on 14 January 2013 | 11:46 am