Jennie Han explores the concept of “home” with respect to our discussions of the ongoing student protests on American college campuses.
Posted on 29 November 2015 | 8:00 pm
Nicholas Tampio discusses how Arendt's essay in response to the 1957 events at Little Rock High School promotes the diffusion of power in a democracy.
Posted on 18 May 2015 | 10:00 am
How do our understandings of democracy shape how we imagine racial equality and the means by which it might be achieved? That was the question posed by Maribel Morey at the most recent lunchtime talk at the Arendt Center. Morey is currently a fellow at the New York University School of Law, and she has…Read more Defining American Democracy Differently
Posted on 25 October 2012 | 11:36 am
Thinking through the Human Condition: Arendt and Anthropology Common wisdom has it that the U.S. now faces an “obesity epidemic.” Ample statistical evidence would seem to support this claim. According to recent research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, sixty-eight percent of adults, and thirty-two percent of children and adolescents, qualify as…Read more Casualties on “The War on Fat
Posted on 14 September 2012 | 9:37 am
“What in thinking only occasionally and quasi-metaphorically happens, to retreat from the world of appearances, takes place in aging and dying as an appearance… in this sense thinking is an anticipation of dying (ceasing, ‘to cease to be among men’) just as action in the sense of ‘to make a beginning’ is a repetition of…Read more The Intimate World
Posted on 23 July 2012 | 11:30 am
A German Court this week declared that circumcision is illegal. The court decided that the time immemorial Jewish law—the mark of a Jewish boy’s covenant with God—is an inhumane act that does “grievous bodily harm” to young Jews and Muslims (the case actually originated when the parents of a four-year-old Muslim boy had him circumcised).…Read more Circumcision and Segregation
Posted on 29 June 2012 | 11:01 am
“And do we intend to have our political battles fought out in the school yards?” —Hannah Arendt, “Reflections on Little Rock” Within the last two years, nine teenage students in Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin public school district have committed suicide (and many more have attempted to). The driving force behind this “epidemic” is the persecution, by other…Read more Some Reflections on Anoka-Hennepin
Posted on 26 March 2012 | 1:36 pm