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Amor Mundi 11/1/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we discuss the permanent purgatory of refugee camps, reflect on the infantalizing notion of trigger warnings on campus, and much more. Posted on 1 November 2015 | 8:01 pm

The Promise of Action

Arendt reveals that by having an interest in local issues, people can band together, create shared initiatives, and thereby disclose the promise of action. Posted on 5 July 2015 | 8:00 pm

The Dystopia of Knowledge

Jennifer M. Hudson uses Arendt and David Eggers' The Circle to understand man's quest to free himself from nature and to infinitely expand his knowledge. Posted on 24 May 2015 | 11:00 pm

Arendt and Transformation

Thomas Wild discusses how the transformation of thinking and acting into works of art permeates Arendt's understanding of the world conceived by humankind. Posted on 2 March 2015 | 11:30 am

Obedience and Political Affairs

Johannes Lang discusses Arendt's critique of obedience in political and moral matters. Posted on 17 November 2014 | 9:00 am

Video Archives – “Lying in Politics: Alchemies of Deception” (2011)

Friday, March 5, 2011: “Lying and Politics: Alchemies of Deception” Participants: Roger Hodge, Editor of Harper’s Magazine from 2006-2010 Roger Hodge gave a talk as a part of the Arendt Center’s March 2011 conference: “Lying and Politics.” Hodge focuses his talk on the matter of deception in politics. In his talk, Hodge expresses frustration with…Read more Video Archives – “Lying in Politics: Alchemies of Deception” (2011) Posted on 19 September 2014 | 10:00 am

Arendt and Intergenerational Justice

Christopher C. Robinson explores Arendt's concept of intergenerational justice and reveals the ways in which we can use this concept to formulate a stronger response to the global ecological crisis. Posted on 16 June 2014 | 10:00 am

Violence, Hypocrisy, and Scientific-Administrative “Laws”

“Moreover, if we inquire historically into the causes likely to transform engagés into enragés, it is not injustice that ranks first, but hypocrisy. … To tear the mask of hypocrisy from the face of the enemy, to unmask him and the devious machinations and manipulations that permit him to rule without using violent means, that…Read more Violence, Hypocrisy, and Scientific-Administrative “Laws” Posted on 12 May 2014 | 2:16 pm

The Dystopia of Knowledge

“This future man, whom the scientists tell us they will produce in no more than a hundred years, seems to be possessed by a rebellion against human existence as it has been given, a free gift from nowhere (secularly speaking), which he wishes to exchange, as it were, for something he has made himself.” Hannah…Read more The Dystopia of Knowledge Posted on 17 February 2014 | 12:39 pm

What is Politics?

“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