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Jennifer Stitt: For Rachel Carson, wonder was a radical state of mind

In the 1940s, Rachel Carson began developing an ethic of wonder that stood at the centre of her ecological philosophy.

November 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Kathleen B. Jones: What the Nazis driving people from homes taught philosopher Hannah Arendt about the rights of refugees

Facing a political revolt over immigration policies from the Christian Social Union partner in her coalition government, German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to a compromise, which would create “transit zones” … Continue reading

July 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ken Levy: Sorry, But It’s Entirely the Right’s Fault

Many commentators are suggesting that both right and left are equally to blame for all the polarization between them. They’re wrong. The reason for all the bitterness between left and … Continue reading

June 26, 2017 · 2 Comments

Hannah Arendt: On the use of lies as a political strategy

In an ever-changing, incomprehensible world the masses had reached the point where they would, at the same time, believe everything and nothing, think that everything was possible and that nothing … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · 3 Comments

W. J. Astore: The Vietnam War, the Pentagon Papers, and Lying

In November 1971, the political philosopher Hannah Arendt published “Lying in Politics: Reflections on the Pentagon Papers” in the New York Review of Books. Earlier that year, Daniel Ellsberg had … Continue reading

April 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

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