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Cassandra in Little Rock

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Nicholas Tampio discusses how Arendt's essay in response to the 1957 events at Little Rock High School promotes the diffusion of power in a democracy. Posted on 18 May 2015 | 10:00 am

Amor Mundi 12/28/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on our reactions to the recent killing of American police officers, meditate on Pope Francis' critique of the Church leadership, identify a separation between civilian and military life as a predominant characteristic in today's war literature, and much more. Posted on 29 December 2014 | 11:30 am

Amor Mundi 12/7/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we look into the controversial number of people that are killed each year by police, gain deeper insight into the Nazi Willem Sassen from his daughter, remember the value of being able to think from the perspective of multiple groups, and much more! Posted on 8 December 2014 | 11:30 am

Arendt, Matisse, and Stripping Away the Face

Anne O'Byrne discusses Arendt's reaction to a Matisse exhibition and what "stripping away the face" means for our humanness. Posted on 22 September 2014 | 10:00 am

Revolutions

“When the Revolution [sic] devoured its own children like Saturn and was like a gigantic Lava [sic] stream on whose surface the actors were born [sic] along for a while, only to be sucked away by the undertow of an undercurrent mightier than they themselves.” -Hannah Arendt, “Revolutions – Spurious and Genuine” (unpublished) This quote,…Read more Revolutions Posted on 28 October 2013 | 12:25 pm

Violence, and Thinking With Others

“All thought arises out of experience, but no thought yields any meaning or even coherence without undergoing the operations of imagining and thinking.” – Hannah Arendt, Thinking In the wake of an extraordinarily brutal punctuation to an extraordinarily brutal year of gun violence in the United States and across the continent, the eye of American politics…Read more Violence, and Thinking With Others Posted on 21 January 2013 | 11:06 am

Election Holiday

On election night, as he was speaking to the crowd assembled at McCormack Place in Chicago, President Barack Obama took a moment to thank “all the people who voted in this election,” and, in particular, those “who voted for the first time or waited in line for a very long time. By the way” he…Read more Election Holiday Posted on 8 November 2012 | 10:51 am

To Deliberate Upon the Public Affairs

“‘[T]he revolution was effected before the war commenced,’ not because of any specifically revolutionary or rebellious spirit but because the inhabitants of the colonies were ‘formed by law into corporations, or bodies politic,’ and possessed ‘the right to assemble … in their town halls, there to deliberate upon the public affairs.” —Hannah Arendt, quoting John…Read more To Deliberate Upon the Public Affairs Posted on 9 July 2012 | 2:02 pm