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Amor Mundi 7/13/14

This week, we recognize the value of life projects such as filmmaker Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," wonder about the meaning of public art, and celebrate education as an introduction to wonder for young people.

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Posted on 14 July 2014 | 12:00 pm

Amor Mundi 6/15/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we discuss tenure and educational reform in the context of the recent court ruling in California, uncover a fresh look on the use of drones, and realize the non-event of the social utopia foretold by Karl Marx.

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Posted on 16 June 2014 | 11:26 am

Who Does Tenure Help?

For this week's Weekend Read, we discuss a California supreme-court judge's decision to strike down the CA tenure system, which leads us to ask larger questions about educational reform.

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Posted on 14 June 2014 | 2:17 pm

Democracy and Disagreement

In the wake of Mozilla C.E.O. Brendan Eich’s resignation over his support for California’s 2008 Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage and has since been overturned in court, Andrew Sullivan laments the process by which Eich was compelled to step down. In his post,  Sullivan, a gay man who has been making the conservative case for…Read more Democracy and Disagreement

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Posted on 9 April 2014 | 11:43 am

Amor Mundi – 6/2/13

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 uncritical acceptance nor contemptuous…Read more Amor Mundi – 6/2/13

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Posted on 4 June 2013 | 3:10 pm