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Publii Virgilii Maronis Opera

We take another visit to the Hannah Arendt Library at Bard College and find a copy of Publii Virgilii Maronis Opera. Posted on 7 November 2014 | 9:00 am

Amor Mundi 10/26/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we examine the portrait of Edward Snowden director Laura Poitras paints in her new film "Citizenfour," dig deep into the criticism revolving around the NY Metropolitan Opera's production of "The Death of Klinghoffer," meditate on why the Hong Kong protesters will not give up their fight for democracy, and much more. Posted on 27 October 2014 | 11:30 am

Amor Mundi 8/31/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we recognize the anti-totalitarian tones of Arthur Koestler's "Darkness at Noon", ask how we can repair American public discourse, reflect on ways we can seek to understand and learn from history, and much more. Posted on 1 September 2014 | 11:30 am

Amor Mundi 8/17/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we examine how some local police departments in the U.S. have become over-militarized, illustrate why it is still important to study the classics, and search with Peter Matthiessen for the elusive snow leopard in the Himalayas. Posted on 18 August 2014 | 11:30 am

MLK and the Purpose of Education

You know elite universities are in trouble when their professors say things like Edward Rock. Rock, Distinguished Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and coordinator of Penn’s online education program, has this to say about the impending revolution in online education: We’re in the business of creating and disseminating knowledge. And in 2012,…Read more MLK and the Purpose of Education Posted on 8 February 2013 | 1:15 pm

The “E” Word, Part Two

This Weekend Read is Part Two in “The “E” Word,”  a continuing series on “elitism” in the United States educational system. Read Part One here. Peter Thiel has made headlines offering fellowships to college students who drop out to start a business. One of those Thiel fellows is Dale Stephens, founder of Uncollege. Uncollege advertises…Read more The “E” Word, Part Two Posted on 4 January 2013 | 2:07 pm