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 12/1/13
Posted on 2 December 2013 | 12:48 pm
“What is Politics?” is the question taken up by a conference co-sponsored by the Hannah Arendt Center and the Villa Aurora in Los Angeles earlier this month. Hannah Arendt dedicated her work to the reinvention of the public realm and to freedom in political action. Today, as in the 1960s, her ideas inspire theoretical debates…Read more What is Politics?
Posted on 29 November 2013 | 10:00 am
“To my dear Hannah, In these years our friendship has stood the test. In this relationship we no longer need to have any worries. Goodbye, Your Kurt. New York, April 30th 1945.” “Meiner lieben Hannah,” reads a handwritten inscription in a copy of Franz Kafka’s Der Prozess (The Trial), gifted from publisher Kurt Wolff to…Read more See You Again
Posted on 7 January 2013 | 11:38 am