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Distinctions, Depth, and Memory

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By Richard Barrett “We are in danger of forgetting, and such an oblivion—quite apart from the contents themselves that could be lost—would mean that, humanly speaking, we would deprive ourselves of one dimension, the dimension of depth in human existence. For memory and depth are the same, or rather, depth cannot be reached by man…Read more Distinctions, Depth, and Memory Posted on 13 December 2015 | 8:00 pm

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

Hannah Arendt and America’s Blood-Won Liberty

We appreciate some marginalia Arendt made in her copy of "Lectures on the French Revolution" in relation to America, revolution theory, and liberty. Posted on 24 September 2015 | 8:00 pm

Hannah Arendt Library: The Age of the Democratic Revolution

In this week's Library feature, we appreciate the annotations Arendt made to her copy of "The Age of the Democratic Revolution." Posted on 20 March 2015 | 10:00 am

Amor Mundi 2/22/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we recognize the enduring legacy of the American Revolution in American politics and rhetoric, expose the under-reported dangers of becoming a whistleblower, identify the universality all writers aspire to achieve, and much more. Posted on 23 February 2015 | 11:30 am

The Hannah Arendt Library: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

In this week's Library feature, we appreciate the influence of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on Hannah Arendt's writings. Posted on 13 February 2015 | 10:00 am

Amor Mundi 12/14/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the disclosure of the CIA torture report, celebrate those efforts that are dedicated to keeping "forgotten" memories of Chinese history alive, wonder at the influence Fidel Castro may have had on Hannah Arendt, and much more! Posted on 15 December 2014 | 11:30 am

American Exceptionalism: What Are We Fighting For?

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For the Weekend Read this week, we provide an edited transcript of Professor Berkowitz’s speech, which he delivered at the commencement of this year's conference "The Unmaking of Americans: Are There Still American Values Worth Fighting For?" Posted on 18 October 2014 | 11:30 am

Jacques Ranciere and Hannah Arendt on Democratic Politics

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Roger Berkowitz discusses the nature of democracy in the modern world and compares Jacque's Ranciere's conceptualization of this "paradoxical politics" with that of Hannah Arendt. Posted on 23 August 2014 | 10:00 am

Hiatus, Discontinuity, and Change

“The end of the old is not necessarily the beginning of the new.” Hannah Arendt, The Life of the Mind This is a simple enough statement, and yet it masks a profound truth, one that we often overlook out of the very human tendency to seek consistency and connection, to make order out of the…Read more Hiatus, Discontinuity, and Change Posted on 14 April 2014 | 12:10 pm