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The Hannah Arendt Collection: A History

In this week's Library feature, we felt it important to dedicate a post that relates the history of the Hannah Arendt Collection. Posted on 16 July 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 2/22/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we recognize the enduring legacy of the American Revolution in American politics and rhetoric, expose the under-reported dangers of becoming a whistleblower, identify the universality all writers aspire to achieve, and much more. Posted on 23 February 2015 | 11:30 am

Amor Mundi 11/16/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on how one's living environment growing up affects one's future, wonder whether privacy exists in our networked society, realize the exponential decline of innovation, and much more. Posted on 17 November 2014 | 10:30 am

Amor Mundi 10/26/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we examine the portrait of Edward Snowden director Laura Poitras paints in her new film "Citizenfour," dig deep into the criticism revolving around the NY Metropolitan Opera's production of "The Death of Klinghoffer," meditate on why the Hong Kong protesters will not give up their fight for democracy, and much more. Posted on 27 October 2014 | 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

Amor Mundi 9/28/14

This week in our Amor Mundi, we explore why distrust in America's institutions is so prevalent, look to understand "nudging" as social policy, dig deeper into the relationship between madness and creativity, and much more! Posted on 29 September 2014 | 11:30 am

Amor Mundi Newsletter 3/9/14

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…Read more Amor Mundi Newsletter 3/9/14 Posted on 10 March 2014 | 1:40 pm

Amor Mundi 12/8/13

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…Read more Amor Mundi 12/8/13 Posted on 9 December 2013 | 11:33 am

A Letter from Roger Berkowitz

Dear friend, Have you seen “Hannah Arendt,” the critically acclaimed film by Margarethe von Trotta? It has spurred a storm of commentary, including my recent essays in the New York Times and the Paris Review. The best reaction to the film is to re-read Eichmann in Jerusalem itself, the powerful book about the trial of…Read more A Letter from Roger Berkowitz Posted on 22 July 2013 | 12:29 pm

Is Hannah Arendt a Jewish Thinker?

Is Hannah Arendt A Jewish Thinker? On one level, the answer is obvious. Arendt was indeed Jewish, raised in Germany during the first three decades of the 20th century. True, Arendt was non-religious and in much of her writing was deeply critical of Jews and Jewish leaders. Yet she was arrested twice as a Jew,…Read more Is Hannah Arendt a Jewish Thinker? Posted on 12 April 2013 | 2:35 pm