Last summer, sixteen educators joined me at Bard College to participate in the sixth seminar I directed on the political theory of Hannah Arendt. So many different perspectives and responses to Arendt’s work were evident in our conversat..
We are ending our fourth week of the NEH seminar on Arendt, held again this summer at Bard College, under the auspices of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities. Soon, participants will present their research and creative project..
Guest Commentary: Thinking Like Penelope and Teaching Like Hölderlin: Learning the Art of Teaching from Hannah Arendt
Beginning a few years ago, the NEH opened the competition for summer seminars for schoolteachers to doctoral students. This year, I was lucky enough to have several excellent doctoral candidates apply. John Douglas Macready is a doctoral stude..
Just six weeks from today I will be in residence at Bard College, getting ready to welcome the 2012 NEH Summer Scholars with whom I will have the pleasure of working on the political theory of Hannah Arendt for five weeks. We will meet every..
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..
(I recently posted the following as my commentary on a quote I chose to explore on Bard College’s Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and the Humanities web site, where I regularly contribute to the Quote of the Week column hosted there.) ..
“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..
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..
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..
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 ..