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Arendt & Auden

“And wonder what you’ve missed” – W. H. Auden, as quoted in Hannah Arendt’s The Life of the Mind At the end of the second-to-last chapter of the Thinking section of The Life of the Mind , Hannah Arendt quotes two stanzas from W. H. Auden’s poem As I Walked Out One Evening, the first of…Read more Arendt & Auden Posted on 10 December 2012 | 11:30 am

The Correspondance of Hannah Arendt & Eric Voegelin

It is well known that Eric Voegelin reviewed Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism in The Review of Politics. Arendt responded and she and Voegelin had a lifelong correspondence. They respected each other’s work, even when they disagreed. Arendt contributed to a Festschrift for Voegelin’s 60th birthday. Voegelin invited Arendt to speak at his institute…Read more The Correspondance of Hannah Arendt & Eric Voegelin Posted on 13 April 2012 | 8:43 pm