In this week's Video Archives, we take a look back at a lecture Roger Berkowitz delivered back in 2010 on the importance of humanity.
Posted on 7 August 2014 | 12:07 pm
In The Stone yesterday Firmin DeBrabander references Hannah Arendt to buttress his argument for gun control in the wake of the tragic massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. I’ve wanted to avoid turning a true tragedy into a political cause, but DeBrabander’s thoughtful essay merits a response. The thrust of DeBrabander’s reflection is that the presence of…Read more Arendt & Gun Control
Posted on 18 December 2012 | 11:26 am
There is probably no presidential speech more quoted in Academic circles than Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 1961 farewell speech, on the final day of his presidency. It was in that speech that Eisenhower warned of the danger of a military-industrial complex. The need for a permanent army and a permanent arms industry creates, he writes, a…Read more Rethinking the Unsustainable
Posted on 22 May 2012 | 11:41 am