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Amor Mundi: Plurality and Charlottesville

Plurality and Charlottesville, Fascism and the Partisan Press, Take 'Em Down, Moral Complexity Set In Stone, Understanding Whiteness, The Vulgarity of Donald Trump, Other Rural Americans, In Praise of the Obscure Posted on 20 August 2017 | 8:00 am

Amor Mundi: Tyrannophobia

Tyrannophobia, Read It, Let's Do Some Research, Show Some Respect, Thinking Women Sciences, The Memory of Justice, Negative Enlightenment, Becoming Asian-American Posted on 13 August 2017 | 8:30 am

Amor Mundi: How Democracy Dies

How Democracy Dies, Critique of Opinion, Who deserves our well wishes?, An Elite United Against Elitism, The True American, Enemy Kitchen, The Ends of Public Goods, The Poet and The Philosophers Posted on 6 August 2017 | 8:30 am

Amor Mundi: Crises Of Democracy

Crises Of Democracy We are experiencing a worldwide rebellion against liberal democracy. In Hungary, Russia, Turkey and other countries across Europe, right- and left-wing parties flirt with authoritarian rule. In the United States, President Donald J. Trump channels the voices of the self-described disenfranchised. Representative governments everywhere are shown to be corrupt, inefficient, and undemocratic.…Read more Amor Mundi: Crises Of Democracy Posted on 30 July 2017 | 9:30 am

Amor Mundi: Against Social Science

Against Social Science Malcolm Gladwell is interviewed by Dave Nussbaum about his recent podcast series taking on social science. Hannah Arendt was unusually skeptical about the use of social science in policy arguments. One reason Arendt distrusts social science is its deep-seated aversion to contingency, its belief that the complexity of human life can be…Read more Amor Mundi: Against Social Science Posted on 23 July 2017 | 7:00 am

2017 100/10 Challenge – An Open Letter from Director, Roger Berkowitz

We are experiencing a worldwide rebellion against liberal democracy. In Hungary, Russia, Turkey and other countries across Europe, right- and left-wing parties flirt with authoritarian rule. In the United States, President Donald J. Trump channels the voices of the self-described disenfranchised. Representative governments everywhere are shown to be corrupt, inefficient, and undemocratic. The great political…Read more 2017 100/10 Challenge – An Open Letter from Director, Roger Berkowitz Posted on 23 July 2017 | 12:00 am

Amor Mundi: Against Sovereignty

Against Sovereignty Jacob Levy dissents from the view that the rise of populism is not a response to a loss of democratic control over our collective lives. “My colleagues were generally sympathetic to an explanation that I think a lot of people endorse, but that is fundamentally misleading: The people are frustrated that they’ve lost democratic…Read more Amor Mundi: Against Sovereignty Posted on 16 July 2017 | 2:40 am

Amor Mundi: Democracy

Democracy“Lafayette Town Hall Meeting” by George Miller is licensed under CC BY 2.0 KJ Dell’Antonia writes about going to her town meeting in Lyme, New Hampshire. “I walked in a little late, just in time to vote — aye — on a new road grader ($329,700). Then we turned to the rerouting debate. A piece…Read more Amor Mundi: Democracy Posted on 9 July 2017 | 8:00 am

Amor Mundi: The Freedom to Be Free

The Freedom to Be FreeTo be released in January 2018. Jerry Kohn has edited and published “The Freedom to Be Free,” a previously unpublished lecture by Hannah Arendt. The essay will appear in Thinking Without a Banister, Essays in Understanding, Vol. 11, by Hannah Arendt, edited by J. Kohn, to be published by Schocken Books…Read more Amor Mundi: The Freedom to Be Free Posted on 2 July 2017 | 1:30 am

Amor Mundi: The Power of Lies

The Power of LiesBy Source, Fair use Robert Cottrel offers an account of why an autocrat lies. “Putin lies as a display of power. Only powerful people can lie and get away with it. The more blatant the lie, the greater the show of power when your listener cannot or dare not contradict you. It’s…Read more Amor Mundi: The Power of Lies Posted on 25 June 2017 | 9:30 am