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Amor Mundi 3/15/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on how solitude can provide our inner voices with room to flourish, and much more! Posted on 16 March 2015 | 11:30 am

Beware of the Drones!

Thomas Levin of Princeton came to Bard Tuesday to give a lecture to the Drones Seminar, a weekly class I am participating in, led by my colleague Thomas Keenan and conceived by two of our students Arthur Holland and Dan Gettinger.  Levin has studied surveillance techniques for years and he came to think with us…Read more Beware of the Drones! Posted on 22 March 2013 | 4:45 pm

General Stanley McChrystal: My Share of the Task

Roger Berkowitz and Walter Russell Mead will be in conversation with General Stanley McChrystal this Sunday, March 10, at 5 pm  at the New York Historical Society in Manhattan. Tickets are available here. Leadership is rare; in politics today it is quite nearly extinct. Around the world politicians are paralyzed not simply by partisanship, but…Read more General Stanley McChrystal: My Share of the Task Posted on 8 March 2013 | 9:29 pm

An Army of Pensioners

When people talk about the cost of entitlements or pensions, there is often a whiff of condescension, as if government employees don’t deserve their benefits. Often forgotten is the fact that private pensions are underfunded as well, and they are insured by the federal government. And now we are told that the military may have…Read more An Army of Pensioners Posted on 30 January 2013 | 11:09 am

Rethinking the Unsustainable

There is probably no presidential speech more quoted in Academic circles than Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 1961 farewell speech, on the final day of his presidency. It was in that speech that Eisenhower warned of the danger of a military-industrial complex. The need for a permanent army and a permanent arms industry creates, he writes, a…Read more Rethinking the Unsustainable Posted on 22 May 2012 | 11:41 am