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“Hannah Arendt” at Purchase College

This Wednesday, February 26, there will be a screening of the film “Hannah Arendt” at Purchase College (in the Red Room, 1st floor, Student Services Building). The 2:30 pm screening will be followed by a 4:30 pm panel discussion featuring: Roger Berkowitz, Academic Director, Hannah Arendt Center, Bard College Anne O’Byrne, Philosophy, Stony Brook University-SUNY Anna…Read more “Hannah Arendt” at Purchase College

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Posted on 24 February 2014 | 12:19 pm

Amor Mundi – 7/7/13

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 – 7/7/13

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Posted on 8 July 2013 | 2:55 pm

The Febrile Imagination of Arendt Haters

Stanley Kaufmann has a over-the-top critique of “Hannah Arendt” in The New Republic. As with most such reviews, it is driven more by personal animus towards Arendt than by any consideration of the film. Here is one representative graph: Today at least we can see that there is small point in separating emotions from facts,…Read more The Febrile Imagination of Arendt Haters

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Posted on 31 May 2013 | 9:21 am

The Importance of the New Film, “Hannah Arendt”

The Paris Review has just published an essay by Roger Berkowitz on the importance of the new film, “Hannah Arendt,” directed by Margarethe von Trotta. Here’s how it begins: In 1963, The New Yorker published five articles on the trial of Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi chief of Bureau IV-B-4, a Gestapo division in charge of Jewish Affairs.…Read more The Importance of the New Film, “Hannah Arendt”

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Posted on 30 May 2013 | 1:58 pm

How it Looks to Think

A.O. Scott gives “Hannah Arendt”, the new film by Margarethe von Trotta a rave in the New York Times today: We may need [Arendt’s] example more than ever. It’s probably too much to hope that Ms. von Trotta and her star, Barbara Sukowa, will do for Arendt what Nora Ephron and Meryl Streep did for…Read more How it Looks to Think

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Posted on 29 May 2013 | 9:46 am