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The American Jewish Peace Archive

We recognize Aliza Becker, one of her Associate Fellows, and her creation of the American Jewish Peace Archive: An Oral History of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Activists (AJPA). Posted on 26 February 2015 | 10:00 am

Destiny and Democracy

Ian Storey invokes two pieces by E. B. White to speculate on the United States fear for the world it must confront today. Posted on 6 October 2014 | 10:00 am

Did Eichmann Think?

Roger Berkowitz discusses Bettina Stangneth's book "Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer" and argues that Arendt's report on the banality of evil has withstood the test of time, history, and countless critiques. Posted on 7 September 2014 | 8:47 am

Secondhand Gun Smoke

“The extreme form of power is All against One, the extreme form of violence is One against All. And this latter is never possible without instruments.” Hannah Arendt, On Violence The instruments that Hannah Arendt refers to in this quote are instruments of violence, that is to say, weapons.  Weapons, which in the main, translates…Read more Secondhand Gun Smoke Posted on 11 February 2013 | 11:00 am

Resisting Violence-Kathleen B. Jones

“It is the function…of all action…to interrupt what otherwise would have proceeded automatically and therefore predictably.”    -Hannah Arendt, On Violence Writing at a time when she perceived and worried about an increase in support for violence as a means to right wrongs on behalf of the dispossessed, Arendt wrote On Violence. In it, she…Read more Resisting Violence-Kathleen B. Jones Posted on 21 November 2011 | 12:40 pm