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The Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College Launches Inaugural Edition of Annual Journal, HA
“HA offers smart, nonpartisan thinking about politics that is smarter than the debate. Its essays all began life as oral lectures and maintain the accessibility and openness of a conversation. We founded HA to appeal to curious and engaged citizens whether or not they have read Hannah Arendt’s books. And we made it look beautiful. Books today must attract us and draw us in. The first issue of HA is a feast for the eyes and the mind.”—Roger Berkowitz
About the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College
The Hannah Arendt Center at Bard is a unique institution, offering a marriage of nonpartisan politics and the humanities. It serves as an intellectual incubator for engaged thinking and public discussion of the nation’s most pressing political and ethical challenges. Public discourse is the bedrock of our democracy. Amid the cacophony of media pundits and the proliferation of think-tanks, the Hannah Arendt Center is singular in its approach: we address politics free from the jostling over policy. The Arendt Center offers an institutional space for passionate, controversial, yet nonpartisan thinking that reframes and deepens the fundamental questions facing our nation and our world. In the spirit of Hannah Arendt, the Center’s mission is to encourage people to “think what we are doing.”
About Hannah Arendt
Hannah Arendt is the leading thinker of politics and the humanities in the modern era. No other scholar so enrages and engages citizens and students from all political persuasions, all the while insisting on human dignity, providing a clear voice against totalitarianism, and defending freedom with extraordinary intelligence and courage. Writing for both a scholarly and a lay audience from deep within the humanities tradition, Arendt bequeathed us the idea of the “banality of evil,” insisted that facts be held protected from the corrosive force of opinion, and called us to the highest ideal of political citizenship. She is that rare writer who compels her readers to think and rethink their most fundamental ethical and political convictions.
This event was last updated on 02-04-2013