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Busy Nobody

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While human natality can make freedom appear and disappear, the busy nobody also has the capacity to block the initiative that would manifest human freedom. Posted on 8 November 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 5/17/15

In our Amor Mundi, we meditate on death and the ephemeral nature of the body, investigate the inhuman nature of humanities conferences, and much more! Posted on 18 May 2015 | 11:30 am

Arendt in Translation

We share a photograph of a Twitter follower's personal library that includes different translations of many of Hannah Arendt's works. Posted on 8 May 2015 | 10:00 am

Amor Mundi 5/3/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we see the banality of evil in the trial of Oskar Gröning, identify certain dangers of social science research, and much more! Posted on 4 May 2015 | 11:30 am

Amor Mundi 4/5/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we meditate on Arendt's support for the right of social discrimination, reflect on the meaning of hate, and much more! Posted on 6 April 2015 | 10:00 am

Bibi’s Victory: Understanding the Israeli Elections

Shmuel Lederman, a visiting scholar with the Hannah Arendt Center, discusses Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's victory in the recent Israeli elections. Posted on 25 March 2015 | 11:30 am

Amor Mundi 10/5/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we explore novelist Marilynne Robinson's observation that fear dominates the contemporary human condition, value the recognition of the "now" as made manifest in Richard McGuire's "Here", reflect on academics' deficiency when it comes to writing, and much more! Posted on 6 October 2014 | 11:30 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

Amor Mundi 7/20/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we identify a Silicon Valley cliche, wonder if the end of dangerous thinking is near, celebrate the power of liberal arts, and much more. Posted on 21 July 2014 | 12:00 pm

When The Hell That Is War Loses Its Power

Roger Berkowitz discusses the Hell the Middle East is fast becoming and wonders, in a world where war has lost its power as a tool of statecraft, what new tools might ultimately be able to solve interstate disputes. Posted on 19 July 2014 | 12:01 pm