Today I received notice from Roger Berkowitz that the videos of Bill T. Jones’s dance, Floating the Tongue, and of the conversation following the performance between Bill T. Jones and Roger had just been posted on the Hannah Arendt web s..
A quarter century after its original release Claude Lanzman’s epic film Shoah, opened again this month in New York. Although, as Lanzman explained in the New York Times, his film has never “stopped being shown” in Europe, its..
Reports from Belarus in this morning’s New York Times painted a grim, but not unexpected, picture of the state of affairs following the re-election–if one can call it that–of Aleksandr Lukashenko to the presidency of Belarus. Des..
Besides following the news about Belarus Free Theater’s production in the “Under the Radar Festival”, New York City, and commenting on the positive reviews it received, I have been drawn to related stories in different venues..
On a recent posting on the New York Times’ Room for Debate, Bahey eldin Hassan, director of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, wrote the following: “The Tunisian revolution and the continuing Egyptian demonstrations show tha..
As I prepare to announce the summer scholars who will be working on the political theory of Hannah Arendt with me this summer at Bard College, an article in today’s New York Times about the state of public education in the U.S. gave me p..
Three days and fifty years ago, Adolf Eichmann entered a glass booth in a crowded Jerusalem theater-turned-courtroom and stood listening to the indictment read by Moshe Landau, the presiding judge, accusing him of causing the deaths of million..
The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere, a panel discussion among four “prominent public philosophers” was held at Cooper Union, NY in the fall of 2009. Jurgen Habermas, Charles Taylor, Judith Butler, and Cornel West gave presen..
An oped piece by two business professors, Max H. Bazerman and Ann E. Tenbrunsel, in yesterday’s New York Times triggered an association to Arendt’s arguments in Eichmann in Jerusalem. Even though the researchers make no use of her ..
Fifty-one years ago today, on May 11, 1960, Adolf Eichmann stepped off a bus in Buenos Aires, Argentina and into the hands of his Israeli captors, agents from Mossad, the Israeli special forces. Some days later they transported him on an El-Al..