Hannah Arendt Reading Group

September 3, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Arendt Reading Group will resume meeting on Sept. 3. 2019.

As many have noted, there are unfortunate affinities between current political and cultural processes in the world today and historical processes in the late 19th and 20th century that led to totalitarianism: waves of migrants and loss of human rights suffered by stateless peoples, economic disparity between elites and disenfranchised groups, tribal nationalism, transformations of populations today from active citizenship into mass societies and then into “mobs", co-option of the mob by autocrats. For this reason Arendt’s analysis of that development is still very relevant, and we have decided to reread Origins of Totalitarianism. Those interested in joining us are very welcome, and have the summer to start reading. We generally discuss about 50 pages of the work at each monthly meeting.

Please contact Sandra Luft, srluft@sfsu.edu, for any questions.