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[March 29 2015] : Television

Gary Indiana TV Takeover / Hannah Arendt interview

Gary Indiana TV Takeover / Hannah Arendt interview by Zur Person

“Near the end of this interview, Hannah Arendt says something extremely important about the political impotence of intellectuals, and why, after 1933, for a long time, she wanted nothing to do with them. Although world circumstances today are rather different, I think her observations are well-applied to recent phenomena like ISIS vis-a-vis “the developed world,” civilization, etc. And Arendt’s insistence on making careful distinctions between one idea and another, throughout this interview and throughout her writing, is becoming less and less evident in the era of flash mobs and computers. We need to unplug. And think.” – Gary Indiana

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