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Hannah Arendt and the Lost Treasure of the American Revolution | 3 Quarks Daily

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Hannah Arendt On Why It’s Urgent To Break Your Bubble » IAI TV

In the current political climate of populism and xenophobia, it is tempting to simply close the door and withdraw from public affairs. Indeed, there is a pervading sense that there is no alternative to our polarised politics, neoliberal capitalism and corruption. . . .

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The United States of Guns | kottke.org

Like many of you, I read the news of a single person killing at least 17 people in Parkland, Florida today. While this is an outrageous and horrifying event, it isn’t surprising or shocking in any way in a country where more than 33,000 people die from gun violence each year and guns that can fire dozens of rounds a minute are perfectly legal.

America is a stuck in a Groundhog Day loop of gun violence. We’ll keep waking up, stuck in the same reality of oppression, carnage, and ruined lives until we can figure out how to effect meaningful change. I’ve collected some articles here about America’s dysfunctional relationship with guns, most of which I’ve shared before. Change is possible — there are good reasons to control the ownership of guns and control has a high likelihood of success — but how will our country find the political will to make it happen?

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Hannah Arendt on Being vs. Appearing and Our Impulse for Self-Display | Brain Pickings

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Hannah Arendt by Fred Stein, 1944 (Photograph courtesy of the Fred Stein Archive)

Hannah Arendt On Appearing and Being | Brain Pickings

Donna Haraway, “Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene: Staying with the Trouble”, 5/9/14

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Judith Butler And The Cause Of The Other :: Los Angeles Review of Books

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Judith Butler And The Cause Of The Other :: Los Angeles Review of Books

American Fascists, Chris Hedges on The Hour (CBC)

Chris Hedges’s comprehensive  understanding of fascism today involves Umberto Eco’s semiotics, a reading of somatic and psychic phenomena that are the energy driving people who fall into the ‘slough of despond’ (swamp of despair). May I also recommend Susan Sontag’s classic and great essay, “Fascinating Fascism” from Against Interpretation, Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, Simone Weil’s essay on The Iliad, Hannah Arendt’s writings on violence, the work of Rosa Luxemburg, and the many, many poetries that steady us in our unending freedom work. ~ yours truly, df

Thinking Without a Banister- Tracy Strong « Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities

“Even though we have lost yardsticks by which to measure, and rules under which to subsume the particular, a being whose essence is a beginning may have enough of origin within himself to understand without preconceived categories and to judge without the set of customary rules which is morality.”

-Hannah Arendt, “Understanding and Politics,” Essays in Understanding.

Thinking Without a Banister- Tracy Strong « Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities.

Don’t Be Afraid to Say “Revolution”? / Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities

 

 

Don’t Be Afraid to Say “Revolution”? « Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities.