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The Fragility of Normalcy

We were prepared Monday night at the Hannah Arendt Center’s NYC hideout, huddled together with candles and a portable radio, as we toasted the storm over dinner with neighbors and friends. Thankfully, the Arendt Center’s two homes at Bard College and in upper NYC both escaped the wrath of the hurricane. Many of our supporters…Read more The Fragility of Normalcy Posted on 2 November 2012 | 10:36 am

Hannah Arendt, Israel, and the Middle East

During a conference organized in her honor in Toronto, Hannah Arendt was asked by Hans Morgenthau, to categorize herself as such: “What are you? Are you a conservative? Are you a liberal? Where is your position in the contemporary possibilities?” Arendt replied: “I don’t know and I’ve never known. And I suppose I never had…Read more Hannah Arendt, Israel, and the Middle East Posted on 8 May 2012 | 11:50 am

The Cinematic Jew as Pariah – Lance Strate

“While lack of political sense and persistence in the obsolete system of making charity the basis of national unity have prevented the Jewish people from taking a positive part in the political life of our day, these very qualities, translated into dramatic forms, have inspired one of the most singular products of modern art—the films…Read more The Cinematic Jew as Pariah – Lance Strate Posted on 30 January 2012 | 12:02 pm