Lance Strate discusses how Arendt teaches us about the mutability of privacy.
Posted on 16 March 2015 | 10:00 am
In this week's Amor Mundi, we reevaluate our basic understanding of liberty, reflect on whether economic inequality undermines democracy, realize the blame of the Bush-Cheney White House in allowing torture to flourish in the CIA, and much more.
Posted on 5 January 2015 | 11:30 am
“What I propose, therefore, is very simple: it is nothing more than to think what we are doing” —Hannah Arendt, “Prologue”, The Human Condition The final scene of Alfonso Cuarón’s new film, Gravity, shows us Sandra Bullock trapped underwater in a satellite escape pod that she has just crashed into earth. Breaking loose from the…Read more The Gravity of Thinking
Posted on 11 November 2013 | 9:44 am
The secret of American exceptionalism may very well be the uniquely American susceptibility to narratives of decline. From the American defeat in Vietnam and the Soviet launch of Sputnik to the quagmire in Afghanistan and the current financial crisis, naysayers proclaim the end of the American century. And yet the prophecies of decline are nearly…Read more Canard of Decline
Posted on 1 November 2013 | 12:26 pm
“The emergence of society—the rise of housekeeping, its activities, problems, and organizational devices—from the shadowy interior of the household into the light of the public sphere, has not only blurred the old borderline between private and political, it has also changed almost beyond recognition the meaning of the two terms and their significance for the…Read more The Deprivations of Privacy
Posted on 3 December 2012 | 10:57 am