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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

Is America Coming Apart?

Roger Berkowitz discusses American exceptionalism and its decline as evinced in Charles Murray's "Coming Apart". Posted on 21 September 2014 | 9:25 am

Amor Mundi 6/8/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we wonder what Obama's success in securing the release of Bergdahl means for the power of the American presidency, reveal the double-edged quality of big data in the workplace, and identify another side of privacy on the web. Posted on 9 June 2014 | 2:00 pm

Destructive Criticism

Nikita Nelin continues his report of the Burning Man Festival in Nevada, 8/15/12-9/5/12. You can read his first post here. “Art washed away the dust of everyday living.” -Pablo Picasso Here, on the Playa, you are covered in dust. “Playa,” is what this stretch of desert is referred to as. It is Spanish for “beach.”…Read more Destructive Criticism Posted on 7 September 2012 | 9:47 am

The Best and the Brightest

Ina Drew has resigned. Why wasn’t she fired? Drew is the executive at JPMorgan being asked to fall on her sword for the $2 Billion+ loss in hedging trades. Jamie Dimon, who for four years has taken credit for running a tight ship in which he was responsible for steering JPMorgan through the financial crisis,…Read more The Best and the Brightest Posted on 15 May 2012 | 9:46 am

Don’t Be Afraid to Say “Revolution”?

Cornell West was one of the first celebrity academics to arrive at Occupy Wall Street last week. Because amplified sound is prohibited in Zuccotti Park—the protesters have never applied for a protest permit—the speaker’s words are repeated by the audience to make them audible for larger groups. Thus West’s refrain issued repeatedly in the dark…Read more Don’t Be Afraid to Say “Revolution”? Posted on 5 October 2011 | 3:58 pm