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On the Possibility of an Arendtian Nuclear Theory

N.A.C. Taylor observes that if we are to have an Arendtian nuclear theory, we must now construct it ourselves. Posted on 31 January 2016 | 8:00 pm

The Spirit of Revolution

Roger Berkowitz emphasizes the need to restore spaces and possibilities for the experience of freedom, including in democratic states. Posted on 25 August 2014 | 10:00 am

Federalism and the Crisis of Politics

Federalism should not be a partisan issue. This has been forgotten as the Federalist Society has turned federalism into a rhetorical sledgehammer to bludgeon liberal policies. But rightly understood, federalism is about freedom.  Federalism promotes freedom for at least two reasons. First, because citizens will only act and speak in public when they believe their…Read more Federalism and the Crisis of Politics Posted on 22 February 2013 | 3:46 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

When Power is Lost

Power is actualized only where word and deed have not parted company, where words are not empty and deeds not brutal, where words are not used to veil intentions but to disclose realities, and where deeds are not used to violate and destroy but to establish relations and create new realities.  -Hannah Arendt, The Human…Read more When Power is Lost Posted on 14 January 2013 | 11:46 am