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Amor Mundi 12/13/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on how Title IX is being interpreted on college campuses, explore the ethics of cryptography, and much more! Posted on 13 December 2015 | 9:00 pm

Amor Mundi 7/26/15

In our Amor Mundi, we reexamine the concentration camp as an institution of the Holocaust, reflect on the values of our "sharing" culture, and much more! Posted on 26 July 2015 | 8:01 pm

Amor Mundi 3/22/15

In our Amor Mundi, we challenge our colleges to make a safe place for dangerous thinking, reflect on the dangers posed by Salafist Jihad, and much more. Posted on 23 March 2015 | 11:30 am

Video Archives – What Does It Mean To Educate Citizens? (2013)

In this week's Video Archives, we look back at a talk Bard College President Leon Botstein gave on the state of American education at the Hannah Arendt Center's seventh annual conference. Posted on 23 October 2014 | 10:00 am

On Mark Lilla on Hannah Arendt

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Roger Berkowitz addresses a few of the common sources of anger and contempt that are leveled against Hannah Arendt's "Eichmann in Jerusalem." Posted on 6 September 2014 | 12:25 pm

Arendt on the Limits of Social Science

“[Regarding The Origins of Totalitarianism] while I feel that within the necessary limitations of a historical study and political analysis I made myself sufficiently clear on certain general perplexities which have come to light through the full development of totalitarianism, I also know that I failed to explain the particular method which I came to…Read more Arendt on the Limits of Social Science Posted on 19 May 2014 | 10:46 am

Heidegger, Being Human, and Antisemitism

This week in The New Yorker, Joshua Rothman writes about the recent scandal over Heidegger’s antisemitism and reports on the recent discussion at the Goethe Institute between myself; Babette Babich, Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University; and Peter Trawny, director of the Martin Heidegger Institute at the University of Wuppertal. Trawny has just edited three…Read more Heidegger, Being Human, and Antisemitism Posted on 3 May 2014 | 10:35 am

Heidegger, De Man, and the Scandals of Philosophy

The first of the three volumes of the Gesammtausgabe of Martin Heidegger’s work, titled Überlegenungen or Reflections arrived in the mail. Somehow I’ll read the over 1,000 pages in these three volumes. And on April 8 in New York City I’ll be moderating a discussion on these volumes at the Goethe Institute in New York…Read more Heidegger, De Man, and the Scandals of Philosophy Posted on 14 March 2014 | 5:42 pm

Why the Jews?

Anthony Grafton calls David Nirenberg’s Anti-Judaism “one of the saddest stories, and one of the most learned, I have ever read.” Grafton knows that Anti-Judaism “is certainly not the first effort to survey the long grim history of the charges that have been brought against the Jews by their long gray line of self-appointed prosecutors.”…Read more Why the Jews? Posted on 7 March 2014 | 4:43 pm

Blogging and the New Public Intellectual – Jay Rosen & Megan Garber

On October 27, 2013, Walter Russell Mead and Roger Berkowitz sat down with Jay Rosen and Megan Garber as part of the “Blogging and the New Public Intellectual” series. The series engages in ongoing discussion with the nation’s leading bloggers in politics, history, art, and culture. Jay Rosen is a media critic, a writer, and a…Read more Blogging and the New Public Intellectual – Jay Rosen & Megan Garber Posted on 18 February 2014 | 11:14 am