“Hannah Arendt” Film

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My wife and I attended a film last night that we both recommend as one of the best films we’ve ever seen:  Hannah Arendt, a segment of the life of this most insightful student of totalitarianism, political violence, the destructive consequences of people failing to engage in thinking, and her efforts to unravel the nature of evil, is such a powerful, well-done movie.  One of the most poignant scenes occurs near the end of the film: Hannah is presenting a lecture to an auditorium of her students, explaining her thinking and past actions.  Three older, and very angry “institutionalists” get up and storm out of her presentation.  Her students – the young people – stand and applaud her. Sound familiar?

7:53 am on July 1, 2013