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A Quiet Revolution Triptych

For a long time I was genuinely puzzled as to how so many suburban American teenagers could be entranced, for instance, by Raoul Vaneigem’s The Revolution of Everyday Life…

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Why Arendt might not have read Benito Cereno (if she did indeed not read Benito Cereno)

For a change of pace…

In On Revolution, Hannah Arendt makes the argument that one of the reasons the French Revolution took such a violent and authoritarian turn was that it allowed the social question—simplistically put, issues of poverty and the poor—to enter and then dominate public discussion. 986 more words

Political Theory

Acts of Unlearning

The pathways of thought we will sketch have need of poetry, which in its nakedness and directness invades analytical language and allows it to open up; Arendt rejects instruments of comprehension that have proved dull or irrelevant.

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20th Century

The Wacky World of Early Childhood Education

I’m not sure if it’s due to over-regulation, an irrational fear of being sued, economics cutting to the bare bones in order to make a profit, pure greed, or simply the new nastiness in society as a whole, but licensed childcare in Nova Scotia is a mess. 755 more words

3.2.14 - The Communal Machinery of Evil: Reflections on Hannah Arendt

The Communal Machinery of Evil: Reflections on Hannah Arendt
Scott G. Nelson, Virginia Tech

Abstract: The fifty-year anniversary of the trial and execution of Adolph Eichmann saw the release of the Margarethe von Trotta film Hannah Arendt. 4,200 more words


3.2.12 - Hannah Arendt Without Politics

Hannah Arendt Without Politics
Amy L. Shuster, Virginia Tech

Abstract: Margarethe von Trotta’s Hannah Arendt (2012) does not represent well the life and work of its protagonist. 8,019 more words


3.2.9 - Toward Forgiveness: Arendt's Banality of Evil

Toward Forgiveness: Arendt’s Banality of Evil
Lucy Britt, Wesleyan University

Abstract: This essay employs Hannah Arendt’s idea of banal evil from Eichmann in Jerusalem (1963) as a possible route to understanding or forgiving violent crimes. 3,029 more words