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Amor Mundi: September 18th, 2016

How To Kill Innocent PeopleTalking about his recent book Black Earth, Timothy Snyder lays out what he does and does not owe to Hannah Arendt. “The entire book owes a lot to Hannah Arendt. Everyone who works on these subjects engages with Arendt in a way or another. I do it by taking her ideas…Read more Amor Mundi: September 18th, 2016 Posted on 18 September 2016 | 9:31 am

Arendt and the Kantian Influence in International Relations

Donna Weeks shares her personal Arendt library with us and her thoughts on studying the Kantian influence in IR in this week's Library feature. Posted on 10 December 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 11/15/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on Arendt's understanding of evil and good in wake of the Paris attacks, scrutinize farmers markets, and much more! Posted on 15 November 2015 | 8:01 pm

Dianoetic Laughter

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Charles Snyder reflects on how dianoetic laughter frees us from the misery that arises from our constant failure to be able to converse with ourselves. Posted on 26 July 2015 | 8:00 pm

The Many Origins of Totalitarianism

We appreciate several copies and translations of "The Origins of Totalitarianism" found in the Hannah Arendt Collection in this week's Library feature. Posted on 4 June 2015 | 11:00 pm

The Conditions of “Savages”

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Michiel Bot discusses how Arendt's use of the term "savages" and "Dark Continent" in The Origins of Totalitarianism can advance our political thinking. Posted on 13 April 2015 | 10:00 am

The Nation Principle

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Michiel Bot explores Arendt's understanding of the "national idea" as one of the origins of totalitarianism. Posted on 24 November 2014 | 9:00 am

Video Archives – “Lying and Politics: Democracy and Lying” (2011)

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In this week's Video Archives, we remember a talk George Kateb gave at our 2011 annual fall conference on the ideal of governmental transparency. Posted on 21 November 2014 | 9:00 am

Video Archives – Lunchtime Talk with Bill Dixon (2010)

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In this week's Video Archives, we look back on a 2010 Lunchtime Talk with Bill Dixon on a new critique of globalization. Posted on 27 September 2014 | 10:00 am

Video Archives – Panel One of “The Burden of Our Times” (2009)

A new weekly feature on the Blog, the Arendt Center uses its video archives to remember all of the exciting events it has hosted over the years. This week, it revisits the first panel of its second annual fall conference, "The Burden of Our Times." Posted on 3 July 2014 | 11:38 am