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Amor Mundi 5/4/14

Hannah Arendt considered calling her magnum opus Amor Mundi: Love of the World. Instead, she settled upon The Human Condition. What is most difficult, Arendt writes, is to love the world as it is, with all the evil and suffering in it. And yet she came to do just that. Loving the world means neither…Read more Amor Mundi 5/4/14 Posted on 5 May 2014 | 11:54 am

The Progeny of Teachers

San Jose State University is experimenting with a program where students pay a reduced fee for online courses run by the private firm Udacity. Teachers and their unions are in retreat across the nation. And groups like Uncollege insist that schools and universities are unnecessary. At a time when teachers are everywhere on the defensive,…Read more The Progeny of Teachers Posted on 16 January 2013 | 10:24 am

Roberto Unger: A Wartime Economy Without a War

“Ouch.” With that simple yet evocative Facebook status update, I was led this week on a journey into my intellectual past. The link attached to the painful interjection led to a video by Roberto Mangabeira Unger. It is a provocative video titled “Beyond Obama.” It calls for progressives to work for the defeat of Presidential…Read more Roberto Unger: A Wartime Economy Without a War Posted on 22 June 2012 | 3:25 pm