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Carol Brightman

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Carol Brightman

Carol Brightman edited Between Friends: The Correspondence of Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy, 1949-1975 and is the author of Total Insecurity: The Myth of American Omnipotence (Verso), which will appear in September.


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This book has a past, which begins at least in 1995, when Elzbieta Ettinger brought out a controversial account of the unpublished correspondence between Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger, but p

If ever there was an event that called for reflection on what was left of the New Left, it was the 1981 Brink's robbery.

It's a fascinating scheme, "this very ambitious and aggressive embed
plan," as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Bryan
Whitman calls it.