POSTS BY Thomas Mertens

'Eichmann is no Mephisto!’ Reflections on Margarethe von Trotta’s ‘Hannah Arendt’

Can films offer significant, worthy insights into matters constitutional? "At first glance, the differences between law and film appear striking. One could argue that while law is a system of organized power, commercial film is constituted by an economics of pleasure. One is an authoritative, normative, centralistic, coercive system; the other, a world of amusing, […]

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