A place for bold and risky thinking
The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College is the world's most expansive home for bold and risky humanities thinking about our political world inspired by the spirit of Hannah Arendt, the leading thinker of politics and active citizenship in the modern era.
Amor Mundi and the Virtual Reading Group
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST/GMT-5 Hannah Arendt Center
Revitalizing Democracy: Sortition, Citizen Power, and Spaces of Freedom
10:00 am – 6:00 pm EDT/GMT-4 Olin Hall
5:30 pm EDT/GMT-4 parliament of reality
One feature of authoritarian and totalitarian regimes is their use of informants and every-day citizens to enforce ideological conformity. Unlike the police that must follow rules and regulations, neighbors can simply let their fantasies run wild and report on those they dislike, find suspicious, or want to discipline.