Tag Archives: Hannah Arendt

a house divided

It remains the most perplexing legacy of the modern age. How advanced, democratic, secular and ostensibly enlightened societies could be at the nevrological and seismic center from which the Holocaust was to arise. And with this context, Hannah Arendt continues … Continue reading

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hannah and her whispers

A relationship of power and violence and how they are inversely proportional. Or so said Hannah Arendt which could well constitute a pillar in her own inversely proportional posthumous power and the violence that has fed on her words thorugh … Continue reading

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romance with terror

To acknowledge the power of the irrational. A kind of spiritual revolt of unhappy souls who in a negative sense become overwhelmed with the powers of ideology and terror, producing the perfect recipe for what Hannah Arendt defined as the … Continue reading

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arendt: spooked horse syndrome

Hannah Arendt was certainly not the first person to mediate on the problem and ramifications of thoughtless evil. As opposed to the cunning, conscious and coherent variety.┬áHer reflections of course, were not entirely understood, or else appropriated to serve diverse … Continue reading

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hannah : bagful of banals

We are told (Isaiah 12:1): “And you shall say on that day [of the Messianic redemption], ‘I thank You, O L-rd, for You were wrathful with me!’” A polarizing figure. The godmother for anti-Zionist far lefties who can crank up … Continue reading

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mata hari: first she looked at the purse

The cult of the spy. Though romanticized and glorified in popular culture, do they represent a dangerous threat to the open society?… …For some spies, the only thing that really counts is payday. Take the legendary Mati Hari, a seductive … Continue reading

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spy catchers and butterfly nets

…Whether the Great Game spirit filtered from the colonies into the metropolitan headquarters of the major European spy services, or whether it had roots at home as well, it became a dominant trait of the secret service mind in the … Continue reading

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the cult of the spy: broken english

…It was in the Afro-Asian colonies of the leading European powers, however, that the secret service tradition and myth grew most rapidly. The British metropolitan secret services-MI6 and MI5- were largely staffed at the beginning by old professionals from India, … Continue reading

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holocaust: shredding the heavenly decree

Was Mahmoud Abbas right in saying the Zionist movement had links with the Nazis before World War II? That is not in question, but the assertion that the Nazis were dancing with joy with the fiddler on the roof over … Continue reading

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holocaust: keep the analysis to yourself

When the Redemption comes and the Messiah arrives, we are supposed to know all the answers. Until then, the where was god debate has no point. There are no theological explanations for what happened, and is practically a disgrace to … Continue reading

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