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Hannah Arendt and The Muqaddimah

On a recent trip to the Hannah Arendt Collection, we came across a three-volume copy of The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History. Posted on 29 October 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 8/2/15

In our Amor Mundi, we reflect on how our wired culture affects our social relationships, seek justice for eight men wrongly imprisoned, and much more! Posted on 2 August 2015 | 8:01 pm

Amor Mundi 6/14/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on diversity of thought in the age of social media, explore the meanings and elements of computer code, and much more! Posted on 14 June 2015 | 11:01 pm

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

Video Archives – Peter Beinart Presents ‘The Crisis of Zionism’ (2012)

In this week's Video Archives, we remember a 2012 presentation by Peter Beinart on his book "The Crisis of Zionism." Posted on 11 December 2014 | 10:00 am

Amor Mundi 10/26/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we examine the portrait of Edward Snowden director Laura Poitras paints in her new film "Citizenfour," dig deep into the criticism revolving around the NY Metropolitan Opera's production of "The Death of Klinghoffer," meditate on why the Hong Kong protesters will not give up their fight for democracy, and much more. Posted on 27 October 2014 | 11:30 am

Amor Mundi 10/5/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we explore novelist Marilynne Robinson's observation that fear dominates the contemporary human condition, value the recognition of the "now" as made manifest in Richard McGuire's "Here", reflect on academics' deficiency when it comes to writing, and much more! Posted on 6 October 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

Irony and Theodicy: Laughing out Loud about the Gravest of Moral Disorders

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Scholar Michael Weinman discusses Arendt's use of the term "irony" in her report on the banality of evil. Posted on 14 July 2014 | 10:30 am

Iraqi Histories before and after 2003

Of  late there has been no shortage of commentary on the ten years that have passed since the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. Much of it has focused on the justifications for the war provided by members of the Bush administration, the lingering consequences of the invasion for President Obama and other policymakers, and…Read more Iraqi Histories before and after 2003 Posted on 26 March 2013 | 12:21 pm