Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities

And the winners are…

Click here to learn more about this thinking challenge.

The winners for the Arendt Center's second annual thinking challenge have been chosen. The competition was fierce and we received a large number of high quality entries from multiple countries on multiple continents. But, these entries stood out to our judges:

WINNERS (in alphabetical order):

Mamfatou Baldeh T. - Bard High School Early College - Click here to read Mamfatou's entry, "How Might the President Matter in the 21st Century?"

Mathilde Monge - New York University -  Click here to read Mathilde's entry, "A Neo Marxist Approach to Political Campaigning."

Daniel Perlman -  Bard College - Click here to read Dan's entry, "Quid President?"

Benjamin Powers - Bard College -University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa - Click here to read Ben's entry, "Pulling Back the Curtain."

All four winners will receive $500,  an Arendt Center Award for Excellence in Political Thinking, and a copy of the newly released The IDEA Guide to the 2012 US Presidential Debates.

Congratulations to our winners as well as all those who submitted entries. You should all be proud of the wonderful and thought-provoking work you produced.

 



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  1. Truthtelling in America is now more dangerous than ever. Having published my website, http://www.todaysalternativenews.com and published there and on Counterpunch and Informationclearinghouse and other sites, my phone has been tapped and other odd things have happened to my email,etc. It’s a shame, but it’s almost like Hannah Arendt wrote about in her books, and what happened in Germany; we are in the grip of a government based on lies and fear,and anyone, such as Kieth Olbermann, the late Peter Jennnings, and others of us who are experts on Islam, or other matters, even Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz are not invited on TV or are kept off. Thus, people have less and less information on which to base rationally correct decisions and opinions.

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