chapter  4
13 Pages

The unbearable lightness of identity: membership, tradition and the Jewish anti-Semite in Gershom Scholem’s letter to Hannah Arendt

WithDavid Kaposi

It is concerned with the construction of a particular subject position with regard to a particular

political and moral community, a process whereby we not only learn about the person and her

identity but also about the community itself and the world surrounding it.