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Amor Mundi, June 19th 2016

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, June 19th 2016 Posted on 19 June 2016 | 8:00 pm

Politics and Violence: Arendt on the Idea of a Jewish Army

Faisal Baluch discusses Hannah Arendt's distinction between politics and violence and how she uses this perspective to understand the creation of a "Jewish army" as a necessary step towards Jewish freedom. Posted on 23 June 2014 | 10:35 am

Why Must We Care

Is there such a thing as too much free speech? The Editors at N+1 think so. They posted an editorial this week lamenting the overabundance of speaking that has swept over our nation like a plague: A strange mania governs the people of our great nation, a mania that these days results in many individual…Read more Why Must We Care Posted on 31 January 2014 | 3:47 pm

Power, Persuasion, and Organization

  John Duncan has in interesting response to Bill Dixon’s Quote of the Week this week. Dixon wrote about the importance of power (as opposed to violence or domination) in political life. And he worried that power was being lost and, what is more, becoming impossible to hold on to or acquire in the modern…Read more Power, Persuasion, and Organization Posted on 18 January 2013 | 11:46 am

Speaking Through the Words of Others

“It is perfectly true that ‘all sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them,’ in the words of Isak Dinesen, who not only was one of the great storytellers of our time but also—and she was nearly unique in this respect—knew what she was doing.” -Hannah…Read more Speaking Through the Words of Others Posted on 7 May 2012 | 11:10 am

Representation in Absentia-Jeffrey Champlin

“Political thought is representative. I form an opinion by considering a given issue from different viewpoints, by making present to my mind the standpoint of those who are absent; that is, I represent them.” -Hannah Arendt, “Truth and Politics,” Between Past and Future When Arendt first refers to political representation, we might think we are on familiar…Read more Representation in Absentia-Jeffrey Champlin Posted on 12 December 2011 | 11:59 am