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The Fragility of Normalcy

We were prepared Monday night at the Hannah Arendt Center’s NYC hideout, huddled together with candles and a portable radio, as we toasted the storm over dinner with neighbors and friends. Thankfully, the Arendt Center’s two homes at Bard College and in upper NYC both escaped the wrath of the hurricane. Many of our supporters…Read more The Fragility of Normalcy Posted on 2 November 2012 | 10:36 am

The Truth About Politics

“Factual truth is always related to other people […]. It is political by nature.” -Hannah Arendt, Truth and Politics  “Our inheritance was left to us by no testament” -Hannah Arendt, quoting René Char, Between Past and Future In his acceptance speech, the recipient of the 1997 Hannah Arendt Prize for Political Thought wondered why he…Read more The Truth About Politics Posted on 23 April 2012 | 12:21 pm