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The Utility of Timeless Thoughts Hannah Arendt s Conceptions of
So, are the axis-of-evil states: Iran, North Korea part of the banality? Axis-of-the-banality-of-Evil? Guess, that wouldn’t sound as cool to a speech writers inner ear. Perhaps, POV is necessary for this context to make since? Great thread…
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Nick, I would agree that there is a certain banality (triteness) in the application of the term evil. Also, really atrocious acts that can be labeled “evil” (in its more modern usage) are less commonplace and thus not at all banal. Though if we take “evil” in its older meanings of uppity or even bad, then these mal-intentioned acts proliferate with population growth. Are any of us innocent?
Also: Nima Emami – Hannah Arendt and The Green Movement:
The violent practices in many religious traditions (sacrifice, inquisitions, crusades, self-mutilation) are self-evident. However, like many other thinkers who propose metanarratives (e.g., Freud, Jung, Hegel), Girard bases his theory on historical analysis and subconscious mechanisms. Thus, the links that Girard makes between the origin of religion and violence can be critiqued based solely on this leap, since it may ultimately leave it open to the charge of unfalsifiability.
"We Refugees" – an essay by Hannah Arendt – Amro Ali
The stateless, as an unwanted and superfluous product of the international order, are a fact that can neither be ignored nor wished away. Today, more than seventy years after the publication of “We Refugees,” we face a similar problem. There are approximately 60 million refugees in the world, half of them children, who will spend much of their childhood in a refugee camp. What is, of course, different about the refugees then and now, is that today’s refugee is not European, and often Muslim. And yet the question remains: how should we respond? Arendt reminds us that patterns of exclusion, the proliferation of refugee camps and masses of people seeking refuge, bear more than a passing family resemblance to 20th century statelessness. “We Refugees” is more than an early essay outlining her later analysis of rights and the nation-state. It speaks both to the refugee crisis of the 20th century and to ours.