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
We commonly assume that political acts and claims are shaped by some form of reasoning. How then do we respond to political stands in which arguments are piled atop arguments in contradictory ways, and where the force of the various arguments is less important than victory? We see in political discourse a definite willingness to…Read more East Side Gallery
Posted on 13 March 2013 | 2:24 pm
A few weeks ago, Christy Wampole, a professor of French at Princeton, took to the New York Times to point to what she sees as a pandemic of irony, the symptom of a malignant hipster culture which has metastasized, spreading out from college campuses and hip neighborhoods and into the population at large. Last week,…Read more The Irony of Sincerity
Posted on 4 December 2012 | 2:46 pm
Just yesterday Republican Candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich began running a television ad called “Timid or Bold.” The point is to contrast his own apparently bold leadership with Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s supposedly timid style—a style and substance the ad compares with that of Barack Obama. Only Gingrich, so the…Read more In This Political Year in Which We Will Elect a New President
Posted on 6 January 2012 | 5:09 pm