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Amor Mundi 2/15/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we investigate the increasing use of shell corporations in high-end real estate, reflect on the changing disposition of the public intellectual, comment on the dynamic nature of blogging, and much more. Posted on 16 February 2015 | 11:30 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

Amor Mundi 8/3/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on conservatism in the contemporary political environment, wonder whether liberal Zionism has exhausted its options, and wonder about a "crisis in culture" as evident in creative writing. Posted on 4 August 2014 | 12:00 pm

Democracy and Disagreement

In the wake of Mozilla C.E.O. Brendan Eich’s resignation over his support for California’s 2008 Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage and has since been overturned in court, Andrew Sullivan laments the process by which Eich was compelled to step down. In his post,  Sullivan, a gay man who has been making the conservative case for…Read more Democracy and Disagreement Posted on 9 April 2014 | 11:43 am

MOOCs: The Debate Continues

After months in which university after university signed on to the bandwagon for Massive Open Online Courses called MOOCs, the battle over the future of education has finally begun. This week Duke University pulled out of EdX, the Harvard/MIT led consortium of Massive Open Online Courses called MOOC’s. The reason: Its faculty rebelled. According to…Read more MOOCs: The Debate Continues Posted on 3 May 2013 | 4:10 pm

Mitt Romney, Serving the Private Interest

Governor Mitt Romney released his taxes for the last two years today. He refused to release earlier records. These two years of records are from the years when he knew he was running for President for the second time. We can assume they are to some degree cleansed of the most egregious of offenses. That said:…Read more Mitt Romney, Serving the Private Interest Posted on 24 January 2012 | 9:49 am

Leadership or Arrogance?

Have you not watched Newt Gingrich’s take down of CNN’s John King at the opening of the Republican debate last night? You should.   Gingrich’s supremely confident critique of the media’s obsession with personal issues certainly put the Republican contest back in play and may have set him on the road to the nomination. It…Read more Leadership or Arrogance? Posted on 20 January 2012 | 1:52 pm

The Disenfranchisement of Democracy

Andrew Sullivan has an excellent essay in The Daily Beast about the undeniable allure of the Occupy Wall Street protests, in spite of what he calls “the hippie problem.” As much as there are elements of the protests and the protesters that sound naïve and even coarse, as much as they at times seem out…Read more The Disenfranchisement of Democracy Posted on 26 October 2011 | 11:15 am