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Amor Mundi 9/6/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we use the recently Ashley Madison hack to reflect on privacy, advocate for the rights of adjunct faculty, and much more! Posted on 6 September 2015 | 8:01 pm

Human Life and Politics in Arendt

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Arendt's regard for storytelling reveals a difference between meaning and purpose, which in turn yields an important element of political and human life. Posted on 21 June 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 5/17/15

In our Amor Mundi, we meditate on death and the ephemeral nature of the body, investigate the inhuman nature of humanities conferences, and much more! Posted on 18 May 2015 | 11:30 am

The Conditions of “Savages”

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Michiel Bot discusses how Arendt's use of the term "savages" and "Dark Continent" in The Origins of Totalitarianism can advance our political thinking. Posted on 13 April 2015 | 10:00 am

The Nation Principle

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Michiel Bot explores Arendt's understanding of the "national idea" as one of the origins of totalitarianism. Posted on 24 November 2014 | 9:00 am

The Story of Reconciliation

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Arie Amaya-Akkermans explores the sources of Arendt's indebtedness to storytelling. Posted on 21 July 2014 | 10:33 am

Geography is not Destiny

How are we to explain the formation and collapse of the world’s great empires in the sweep of human history? And what might the fates of past civilizations suggest about the global political scene in the present and future? Such questions are the focus of Robert D. Kaplan’s recent book, The Revenge of Geography (2012),…Read more Geography is not Destiny Posted on 5 February 2013 | 2:37 pm

The Rise of the Golden Dawn

Golden Dawn, the far-Right fascist party in Greece continues to grow in popularity and violence, according to the Wall Street Journal. Last week the Journal reports: In a rundown, immigrant-filled neighborhood here, Ilias Panagiotaros, a member of Parliament from Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party, used a megaphone Friday night to exhort an angry crowd to…Read more The Rise of the Golden Dawn Posted on 22 October 2012 | 10:04 am

The Story of Reconciliation

“It is true that storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it, that it brings about consent and reconciliation with things as they really are, and that we may even trust it to contain eventually by implication that last word which we expect from the Day of Judgment”. – Hannah Arendt, “Isak Dinesen:…Read more The Story of Reconciliation Posted on 9 April 2012 | 2:02 pm

Resisting Violence-Kathleen B. Jones

“It is the function…of all action…to interrupt what otherwise would have proceeded automatically and therefore predictably.”    -Hannah Arendt, On Violence Writing at a time when she perceived and worried about an increase in support for violence as a means to right wrongs on behalf of the dispossessed, Arendt wrote On Violence. In it, she…Read more Resisting Violence-Kathleen B. Jones Posted on 21 November 2011 | 12:40 pm