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Humans in Dark Times; by Brad Evans

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'Hannah Arendt conjured the term “dark times” to address the legacies of war and human suffering; not simply concerned with mapping out the totalitarian conditions into which humanity had descended, she was  acutely aware of the importance of individuals who challenge  the abuses of power. Countering violence demands sustained intellectual engagement: We are all watch-persons, guided by the lessons and cautions of centuries of unnecessary devastation.Over the past year, we have engaged in a series of discussions with prominent and committed intellectuals who are all concerned in various ways with developing a critique of violence adequate to our times. Sadly, many of the warnings offered have become more pressing than ever. Across the world, it is possible to witness the liberation of prejudice, that plays directly into the everyday fears of those seduced by new forms of fascism.'

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