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Arendt, Hannah, Eichmann in Jerusalem (Penguin, 1963).
Arendt, Hannah, The Origins of Totalitarianism ((1951) new edition, Schocken Books, 2004).
Arendt, Hannah, “We Refugees,” “Personal Responsibility Under Dictatorship,” “The Crisis in Education,” and “Reflections on Little Rock.” (in packet to be distributed in seminar).
Maier-Katkin, Daniel, Stranger From Abroad: Hannah Arendt, Martin Heidegger, Friendship and Forgiveness (W.W. Norton, 2010) (Note: Recommended Reading).
Young-Bruehl, Elizabeth, Hannah Arendt: For Love of the World (second edition, Yale University Press, 2004) (Note: Recommended Reading).
Outline of Seminar Topics: June 25, 2017‑July 21, 2017
6/25 Welcome Dinner at Seminar Director’s home (Sunday)
6/26 Introduction to Seminar Topics and Materials; The Biography of Hannah Arendt, Presentation by Seminar Director.
6/27 Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Political Trial?
6/28 Eichmann’s Thoughtlessness and the Final Solution.
6/29 Eichmann and the Question of Responsibility.
(Afternoon Workshop with Celia Bland, MAT)
6/30 Guest Lecture: Ada Ushpiz, Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt, the making of a documentary about the “banality of evil.”
7/3, 7/5 The Jewish Question, Racism, and Development of European Nationalism, OT, pp. ix-74
7/6 The “Perversion of Political into Social Equality”: On the Concepts of Pariah and Parvenu, OT, 75-155.
7/7 Imperialism, the Disintegration of the Nation-State and Rise of Racism, OT, pp. 167-286.
7/10 Imperialism, the Disintegration of the Nation-State and Rise of Racism (continued), OT, pp. 167-286.
7/11 The Pan Movements: the Development of a Global Ideology, pp. 287-340.
7/12 The End of the Rights of Man and the Problem of Statelessness, OT, pp. 341-384.
7/13 Guest Lecture: Dr. Ayten Gündogdu, Rightlessness in an Age of Rights: Hannah Arendt and the Contemporary Struggles of Migrants.
7/14 Mass Society and the Social Foundations of Totalitarianism, OT, pp. 407-449
7/17 Ideology and Propaganda: Psychological Foundations, OT, pp. 450-506.
7/18-7/19 Totalitarian Power, Terror and the Possibility of Politics, OT, pp. 507-616.
7/20 Seminar Presentations
7/21 Seminar Presentations
7/21 Reflections on the Seminar; Closing Dinner