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The Deprivations of Privacy

Lance Strate discusses how Arendt teaches us about the mutability of privacy. Posted on 16 March 2015 | 10:00 am

The Deprivations of Privacy

“The emergence of society—the rise of housekeeping, its activities, problems, and organizational devices—from the shadowy interior of the household into the light of the public sphere, has not only blurred the old borderline between private and political, it has also changed almost beyond recognition the meaning of the two terms and their significance for the…Read more The Deprivations of Privacy Posted on 3 December 2012 | 10:57 am

Malaise in the Classroom: Teaching Secondary Students About the Presidency

The gap between our citizens and our Government has never been so wide. The people are looking for honest answers, not easy answers; clear leadership, not false claims and evasiveness and politics as usual. -Jimmy Carter,  July 15, 1979 Contemporary observers of secondary education have appropriately decried the startling lack of understanding most students possess…Read more Malaise in the Classroom: Teaching Secondary Students About the Presidency Posted on 2 October 2012 | 11:01 am

A Brief History of Campaign Finance

The NY Times penned one of those editorials Wednesday that makes one wonder who is home. The Times takes President Obama to task for forming a Super PAC–or for having someone form a Super PAC for him, because we know there is no coordination between the Super PAC and the Super PAC’s beneficiary.  As cynical as…Read more A Brief History of Campaign Finance Posted on 9 February 2012 | 12:01 pm

Whistle-Blowers as Truth-Tellers-Jacqueline Bao

The New York Review of Books first published Hannah Arendt’s Lying in Politics: Reflections on the Pentagon Papers on November 18, 1971, after Daniel Ellsberg had leaked 47 sections of the document to the New York Times.  Originally commissioned in 1967 by then Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, the Pentagon Papers was an effort to…Read more Whistle-Blowers as Truth-Tellers-Jacqueline Bao Posted on 4 October 2011 | 11:58 am