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Hannah Arendt and the Will of Zeus

We appreciate the various annotations Hannah Arendt made to her copy of "The Will of Zeus" in this week's Library feature. Posted on 1 October 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 12/8/13

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 12/8/13 Posted on 9 December 2013 | 11:33 am

“If”

My girlfriend and I walked by a clothing storefront and noticed the print on some of the t-shirts at the lower right corner of the window and went in. She had mentioned this Imaginary Foundation (IF) before. They make print t-shirts. I went to school at an expensive liberal arts college in the Hudson Valley—everyone…Read more “If” Posted on 6 February 2013 | 11:18 am

Arendt & Auden

“And wonder what you’ve missed” – W. H. Auden, as quoted in Hannah Arendt’s The Life of the Mind At the end of the second-to-last chapter of the Thinking section of The Life of the Mind , Hannah Arendt quotes two stanzas from W. H. Auden’s poem As I Walked Out One Evening, the first of…Read more Arendt & Auden Posted on 10 December 2012 | 11:30 am