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Amor Mundi 11/29/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we explore the real issues behind the ongoing student protests, examine the role of race in Oscar Pitorius' trial, and much more! Posted on 29 November 2015 | 8:01 pm

Amor Mundi 4/27/14

Hannah Arendt considered calling her magnum opus Amor Mundi: Love of the World. Instead, she settled upon The Human Condition. What is most difficult, Arendt writes, is to love the world as it is, with all the evil and suffering in it. And yet she came to do just that. Loving the world means neither…Read more Amor Mundi 4/27/14 Posted on 28 April 2014 | 12:01 pm

Race, Democracy, and the Constitution

  Looking for scandal, the press is focusing on the apparent conflict between Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The controversy began seven years ago before Sotomayor was on the Court, when Roberts wrote, in a decision invalidating a race-based busing program in Seattle, “the way to stop discrimination on the basis of…Read more Race, Democracy, and the Constitution Posted on 26 April 2014 | 3:36 pm

The Great Divide

In this week’s Chronicle of Higher Education, Richard D. Kahlenberg lifts (or rips) the band-aid off a wound that has been festering for decades. For much of the 20th century, class animated campus Marxists. Since the 1970s, race and gender have largely supplanted class as the source of youthful protest. But the pendulum is swinging…Read more The Great Divide Posted on 19 February 2013 | 1:17 pm

The Supreme Court No Longer Reigns Supreme

Polling often confirms the obvious, but sometimes it is important to be faced with the fact. The NY Times does just today when it reports, Just 44 percent of Americans approve of the job the Supreme Court is doing and three-quarters say the justices’ decisions are sometimes influenced by their personal or political views.  Approval…Read more The Supreme Court No Longer Reigns Supreme Posted on 11 June 2012 | 9:44 am