“The status quo is unsustainable and Israel, too, must act boldly….” Pres. Obama stated this morning in his major speech on the Middle East. A “lasting peace” requires “two states for two peoples.” This, he declared, is what ..
In 2010, several visiting scholars came to San Diego during the time of the NEH seminar on Hannah Arendt that I was directing. Through a supplemental grant from the NEH specifically designed to enhance web sites related to NEH seminars and ins..
In the following two-part video, Professor Joanna V. Scott discusses Arendt as a modernist writer, and explores the ways existentialist philosophy, and the New York intellectual circles in which Arendts traveled, affected Arendt as a thinker a..
On July 15, 2010, the NEH Summer Seminar Scholars welcomed political science professor Ange-Marie Hancock of the University of California, who gave a lecture on the concept of the conscious pariah in Arendt’s work in comparison to W.E.B...
“And even if Jews were to win the war…[t]he ‘victorious’ Jews would live surrounded by an entirely hostile Arab population, secluded inside ever-threatened borders, absorbed with physical self-defense to a degree that would submerg..
In her book, Men in Dark Times, Hannah Arendt created portraits of those whose lives illuminated an era. “Even in the darkest of times,” she wrote, “we have the right to expect some illumination…[S]uch illumination may ..
In the summer of 1970, Hannah Arendt was interviewed by Adelbert Reif, a German writer, who asked her to expand on comments she had made in On Violence about the revolutionary student movements of the 1960s. Her remarks, published in Crises of..
It’s been a very busy fall for me. Since I learned that my NEH seminar on Arendt will again be offered in the summer of 2012, I have been working on revising the program. One challenge has been to fit what I used to have six weeks to dis..
“There is hardly an aspect of contemporary history more irritating and mystifying than the fact that of all the great unsolved political questions of our century, it should have been this seemingly small and unimportant Jewish problem that h..
Within two months, I will again direct a summer seminar for school teachers interested in exploring the work of Hannah Arendt. The seminar will be held at Bard College, under the auspices of Bard’s Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and t..