The Political Theory of Hannah Arendt: A Public Intellectual in the Public Square
2017 NEH Seminar for School Teachers (K-12)
Hannah Arendt was a brilliant twentieth century political thinker and public intellectual who tackled some of the thorniest moral and political questions of modern times. The resources on this web site were developed in collaboration with members of past NEH seminars on Arendt. Seminar participants explore key works by Arendt including Eichmann in Jerusalem, The Origins of Totalitarianism, and several essays. These works shed light on the problem of evil and the use of terror in the contemporary age, and provide a philosophical perspective on current debates about the use of violence to settle political conflicts, about the conditions of democracy, and about the scope and importance of human rights.