- Editorial Announcments
The issue opens with a dedication to an exemplary American political theorist and teacher, Michael Rogin, known to many contributors and readers of this journal, who was an inspiration for the kind of intellectual and political engagement we aim to continue.
We publish an important intercontinental exchange between two leading political theorists, Slavoj Zizek and William Connolly, on their approaches to the political analysis of film.
The centrepiece of this issue is a symposium and additional essay on the work of Hannah Arendt. These essays provide a survey of themes, but also a testament to Arendt's enduring productivity. Unlike our preceding issue, this one was not conceived in explicit response to the events of September 11. Yet in a number of ways, Arendt's reflections on justice, forgiveness and the nature of evil in the aftermath of mid-twentieth century genocide resonate powerfully with issues raised by responses to September 11. Arendt's efforts to provide answers remain an exemplary effort to make political thought equal to the events it confronts.
Finally, this issue includes a review of Saul Newman's From Bakunin to Lacan and two review essays, one on recent works addressing the cultural politics of sport and another on identity construction amid the historical and material conditions of everyday life.
Please note that the special symposium issue on the events of September 11 is still available online, along with all of the archived issues of Theory & Event. Two of the essays from that symposium are available without subscription or library access, from the sample selection at the URL below.
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