A few weeks ago, my undergraduate seminar spent the week reading selections from Hannah Arendt. I’m no Arendt specialist, of course, and anyway the specialist issues weren’t the point– the seminar was about the Enlightenment tradition and what happened to it over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 1,052 more words
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I’ve had a rather major life change recently. My youngest child has started school. Thus, for the first time in 16 and ½ years, I do not have a pre-schooler in the house. 2,342 more words
NB: The definition of ‘evil’ that will be used henceforth is “immoral and malevolent.” For the sake of argumentation, I will not address the question of what “evil” is beyond this definition. 1,595 more words
A Prof’s Recommended Reading #4: “Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil” by Hannah Arendt
“Evil in the Third Reich had lost the quality by which most people recognize it—the quality of temptation.”
It would be remiss of me if I didn’t admit that Hannah Arendt’s…1,907 more words
Maria Ángeles Cabré, A contracorriente. Escritoras a la intemperie del siglo XX , 2015, 280 p.
The publisher’s summary:
Quite some time ago literature ceased to be an exclusively male homeland, and today there are many female writers who populate our libraries, converting them into more plural and fertile places. 232 more words
Hannah Arendt, Alcune questioni di filosofia morale - Perché non si è trovato un solo nazista dopo la guerra?
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di Giuseppe Leuzzi. “È a mio avviso un fatto incontrovertibile che la gente è spesso tentata di fare il bene e deve fare uno…
Deconstructing Nuclear Discourse at the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference
Adapted and republished from a version published in NPT News in Review.
Many diplomatic discussions of nuclear weapons tend toward the dry and mind-numbing—perhaps by design—trying the patience of those who working for a nuclear free world. 695 more words