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A Vacuum Floating on Air

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Roger Berkowitz discusses Carmen Segarra and how her story exposing the Federal Reserve's lack of due diligence, as well as George Packer's book "The Unwinding", reveal a fractured America. Posted on 27 September 2014 | 1:28 pm

“The Lost Treasure of Arendt’s Council System”

“The Lost Treasure of Arendt’s Council System” James Muldoon, Critical Horizons 12.3 (2011) Muldoon sees Arendt’s advocacy of the council system at the end of On Revolution as a challenge to the excessive individualism enshrined in current structures of liberal representative government. He positions his argument between critics such as Margaret Canovan, who see Arendt’s…Read more “The Lost Treasure of Arendt’s Council System” Posted on 22 October 2013 | 10:38 am

The Politics of Non-Movement

Did the Arab Spring come from nowhere, or was it preceded by modes of social and political action that might have eluded our common conceptual frames? How do ordinary people in the Middle East manage and even alter the conditions of everyday life despite the recalcitrance of authoritarian governments? These questions formed the starting point…Read more The Politics of Non-Movement Posted on 12 February 2013 | 2:45 pm

Withered Public, Disappearing Private

“What is necessary for the pubic realm is to shield it from the private interests which have intruded upon it in the most brutal and aggressive form.” -Hannah Arendt In 1973, Hannah Arendt was invited to participate in a series of conferences on the Humanities and Public Policy issues funded by the National Endowment for…Read more Withered Public, Disappearing Private Posted on 1 October 2012 | 11:57 am