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Trump’s Emergency Is Part Of A Theatrical Tradition — And Congress Plays A Starring Role

In America, emergencies are normal. Whether they are real or not doesn’t seem to matter.

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The One Who Writes Books

Eric Hoffer and the Perks of Being Self-taught

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A (Liberal) World We Have Lost?

What we can learn from Arendt’s insights into an earlier crisis of liberalism

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Hannah Arendt’s Crises, and Ours

The “worldlessness” of our time manifests itself in right-wing populism

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What is the Crisis a Crisis of?

To characterize our republic’s predicament as one of democracy is an authoritarian fantasy

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Civil Disobedience in the Age of Trump

Hannah Arendt on why civil disobedience is not just justifiable but politically imperative

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Lying as Politics in the Age of Trump

What Hannah Arendt does, and does not, anticipate under a deeply vicious presidency

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Seeking Illumination in Dark Times

On the power of art, race and racism, and the limitations of science and politics

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