Disruptive Action

In this short article at Public Seminar, I call upon Hannah Arendt in support of disrupting the speech of John Yoo at the American Political Science Association:

“Like civil disobedience, disruptive actions on campus have the potential to reveal the gap between individuals and the existing social and legal norms that oppress individuals, denying them the power of dissent. These actions symbolize the normative force of an ideal, analogous to what Immanuel Kant calls the “exemplary validity” of works of art.”

 

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