[Marxism] Hannah Arendt

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue May 21 11:55:37 MDT 2013


Arguably Hannah Arendt was the first target of an organized campaign by 
the Israeli lobby. As was the case with the late Tony Judt, it did not 
matter that she was pro-Israel. By stepping outside the bounds of the 
ideological consensus, she became guilty of Orwellian thoughtcrimes. If 
for no other reason, this conflict is reason enough to see Margerethe 
von Trotta’s “Hannah Arendt” that opens on May 29th at the Film Forum in 
New York. As a film that takes politics and morality seriously, it is 
like nothing I have seen in a very long time and that makes Spielberg’s 
film on Lincoln look shallow by comparison. Essentially von Trotta’s 
film consists of people in their sixties and seventies arguing about 
Nazism and the right of the Jews to mount a show trial. But what people 
they were.

full: http://louisproyect.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/hannah-arendt/




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