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What We Get Wrong about Hannah Arendt. Photo: AP Images Within months of Hitler’s rise to power in 1933, a political investigator with the Berlin police detained twenty-six-year-old scholar Hannah Arendt and politely interrogated her for more than a week.

What We Get Wrong about Hannah Arendt

Upon her release, she devised a plan to leave Germany and headed east with her mother. Taking refuge in the Erzgebirge Mountains, the two women approached the Czech border without travel papers. Arendt had already helped other Jews escape the country, sheltering some in her own apartment, and was familiar with escape networks. In broad daylight, mother and daughter entered a house that straddled the border, waiting until nighttime to walk out the back door on their way to Prague. She soon left for France, where she lived and worked through the end of the decade before winding up in detention again in the spring of 1940, interned this time by French authorities as an enemy alien after the German invasion. The twenty-first century return to relevance marked a shift for Arendt. Tumultes 2008. “il n’y a pas d’ersatz à la langue maternelle”. Sur un entretien d’Hannah Arendt.

On trouve sur Youtube la vidéo d’un entretien entre Hannah Arendt et Günter Gaus.

“il n’y a pas d’ersatz à la langue maternelle”. Sur un entretien d’Hannah Arendt.

Document extraordinaire à bien des égards : pour ce qu’Arendt y dit de sa vie, de l’écriture de Eichmann à Jérusalem, de l’opportunité – de l’inopportunité, en l’occurrence, pour elle – d’aimer des peuples plutôt que des personnes. Et Arendt parle de la langue : de la langue maternelle, de ce que c’est que d’écrire en anglais. C’est encore par un coup de Serendip[1] que je suis tombée sur cette vidéo. Gabriel Piterberg: Zion's Rebel Daughter. New Left Review 48, November-December 2007 Principally known for works on totalitarianism and the Eichmann trial, Hannah Arendt’s powerful and prophetic critiques of the Zionist project, written in the 1940s, have rarely been discussed.

Gabriel Piterberg: Zion's Rebel Daughter

Gabriel Piterberg tracks the evolution of this brave and independent thinker. Hannah Arendt on Palestine and Jewish Politics Both during her lifetime (1906–1975) and posthumously, Hannah Arendt’s reputation has been based largely on The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951) and Eichmann in Jerusalem (1963); perhaps supplemented by The Human Condition (1958), for a more specialist readership. RM02-Amiel-p-119-138.pdf. L’identité nationale, une question européenne. Tous patriotes, gloires nationales et arrangements avec l’histoire Au lendemain de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, un conflit sur les délimitations de communautés nationales a traversé toute l’Europe.

l’identité nationale, une question européenne

Communautés de combattants ou de patriotes ou bien communauté incluant tout le monde y compris les juifs, les immigrés, toutes les victimes de la guerre. En intervenant sur le plateau du Vercors pour consolider la décision politique de faire débattre en France de l’identité nationale, Nicolas Sarkozy rouvre de fait ce conflit. En France ne vouloir appeler « Français » que les combattants ou patriotes, c’était affirmer que la nation n’avait pas failli. The origins of totalitarianism. The Hannah Arendt Papers at the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress Manuscript Division, Library of Congress Search by Keyword | Browse by Series The papers of the author, educator, and political philosopher Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) are one of the principal sources for the study of modern intellectual life.

The Hannah Arendt Papers at the Library of Congress

Located in the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress, they constitute a large and diverse collection reflecting a complex career. Misreading 'Eichmann in Jerusalem' The Stone is a forum for contemporary philosophers and other thinkers on issues both timely and timeless.

Misreading 'Eichmann in Jerusalem'

The movie “Hannah Arendt,” which opened in New York in May, has unleashed emotional commentary that mirrors the fierce debate Arendt herself ignited over half a century ago, when she covered the trial of the notorious war criminal Adolf Eichmann. One of the pre-eminent political thinkers of the 20th century, Arendt, who died in 1975 at the age of 69, was a Jew arrested by the German police in 1933, forced into exile and later imprisoned in an internment camp. She escaped and fled to the United States in 1941, where she wrote the seminal books “The Origins of Totalitarianism” and “The Human Condition.” It is easy to cite the ‘banality of evil.’ It is much more difficult to make sense of what Arendt actually meant. When Israel compensated Germans for land in Palestine.

Last month marked the 65th anniversary of the Nakba — the Palestinian catastrophe of 1948, during which Israeli forces expelled some 800,000 Palestinians from their homeland and seized their properties.

When Israel compensated Germans for land in Palestine

In total, 536 cities, towns and villages — 78 percent of the land of historic Palestine — were taken during the 1948 war. The Nakba is not just a historical event, however. It remains an ongoing trauma. Palestinian human rights are assaulted daily; Palestinians still live under occupation or are barred from their homeland. Meanwhile, Israeli land and water confiscation continue — particularly in the West Bank and the Naqab (Negev) desert.

Palestinians worldwide remain excluded and uncompensated, despite Israel’s admission to the United Nations in 1949 being preceded by its expressed willingness to abide by Resolution 194, calling for the Palestinian refugees’ repatriation and compensation. Model for settlers The Templers maintained their German citizenship in Palestine. Hannah Arendt, compassion et politique. « Generally speaking, the role of the ‘‘heart’’ in politics seems to me altogether questionable. »- Hannah Arendt [1]

Hannah Arendt, compassion et politique.

Is Hannah Arendt a Jewish Thinker? « Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities. Is Hannah Arendt A Jewish Thinker?

Is Hannah Arendt a Jewish Thinker? « Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities

On one level, the answer is obvious. Arendt was indeed Jewish, raised in Germany during the first three decades of the 20th century. Videos. “La politique a-t-elle encore un sens ?” (I) “La politique a-t-elle encore un sens ?” (II) Panim-Pnim, visage et intériorité (14/15) : Hannah Arendt: la perte du monde commun, actualité Panim/Pnim : l’exil prend-il au visage? The Hannah Arendt Papers at the Library of Congress. Judith Butler reviews ‘The Jewish Writings’ by Hannah Arendt, edited by Jerome Kohn and Ron Feldman · LRB 10 May 2007. ‘You know the left think that I am conservative,’ Hannah Arendt once said, ‘and the conservatives think I am left or I am a maverick or God knows what.

Judith Butler reviews ‘The Jewish Writings’ by Hannah Arendt, edited by Jerome Kohn and Ron Feldman · LRB 10 May 2007

And I must say that I couldn’t care less. I don’t think the real questions of this century get any kind of illumination by this kind of thing.’ The Jewish Writings make the matter of her political affiliation no less easy to settle. In these editorials, essays and unfinished pieces, she seeks to underscore the political paradoxes of the nation-state.

If the nation-state secures the rights of citizens, then surely it is a necessity; but if the nation-state relies on nationalism and invariably produces massive numbers of stateless people, it clearly needs to be opposed. Hannah Arendt's challenge to Adolf Eichmann. Fifty years ago the writer and philosopher Hannah Arendt witnessed the end of the trial of Adolf Eichmann, one of the major figures in the organisation of the Holocaust. Covering the trial Arendt coined the phrase "the banality of evil", a phrase that has since become something of an intellectual cliche. But what did she really mean? One thing Arendt certainly did not mean was that evil had become ordinary, or that Eichmann and his Nazi cohorts had committed an unexceptional crime.

Indeed, she thought the crime was exceptional, if not unprecedented, and that as a result it demanded a new approach to legal judgment itself. There were at least two challenges to legal judgment that she underscored, and then another to moral philosophy more generally. Arendt wondered whether a new kind of historical subject had become possible with national socialism, one in which humans implemented policy, but no longer had "intentions" in any usual sense. Débat: Judith Butler ou Levinas trahi? Dans ce post, le blogueur invité Bruno Chaouat universitaire aux Etats-Unis critique en français et en anglais (voir ci-dessous) le dernier livre de la philosophe Judith Butler consacré au sionisme et au judaïsme.

Judith Butler, philosophe américaine, professeure de littérature comparée à l'université de Californie à Berkeley, est une figure de proue des études de genre (qui analysent la culture abordée sous l'angle de la différence sexuelle). Elle soutient par ailleurs des positions pro-palestinienne sur le conflit du Moyen Orient, tout en revendiquant sa judéité. Levinas trahi? La réponse de Judith Butler. Nous publions ci-dessous, en français et en anglais, la réponse de la philosophe Judith Butler à la tribune de Bruno Chaouat postée sur ce blog: J’espère clarifier ici des phrases qui ont occasionné quelque inquiétude. Elles se trouvent dans mon livre récemment publié, Parting Ways : Jewishness and the Critique of Zionism (Columbia University Press, 2012), à paraître en français chez Fayard à l’automne 2013. La phrase qui a causé la confusion commence ainsi, page 23 : "Bien sûr, il [Levinas] a déclaré dans un entretien que le Palestinien n’avait pas de visage…" J’insère alors une note de bas de page qui renvoie à la traduction anglaise de cet entretien publié en français sous le titre "Israël, éthique et politique, entretiens avec S.

Levinas, Butler, Eric Fassin: du bon usage des guillemets. La question du mal chez Hannah Arendt: rupture ou continuité? PhaenEx I. Le totalitarisme ou le mal radical Dans Les origines du totalitarisme.