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…Read more Amor Mundi 05/29/16
Posted on 29 May 2016 | 8:00 pm
In this week's Amor Mundi, we speculate about the fate of the U.S. party system, reflect on human relationships in a digital age, and much more!
Posted on 21 February 2016 | 8:01 pm
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
We appreciate Hannah Arendt's collection of the writings of political theorist Hans Morgenthau in this week's Library feature.
Posted on 21 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
In this week's Amor Mundi, we reevaluate our basic understanding of liberty, reflect on whether economic inequality undermines democracy, realize the blame of the Bush-Cheney White House in allowing torture to flourish in the CIA, and much more.
Posted on 5 January 2015 | 11:30 am
In this week's Amor Mundi, we speculate about the future of privacy in the Internet of Things, celebrate moments enjoyed in solitude, refuse to accept the biggest financial cover-up in history, and much more!
Posted on 10 November 2014 | 10:30 am
Roger Berkowitz discusses American exceptionalism and its decline as evinced in Charles Murray's "Coming Apart".
Posted on 21 September 2014 | 9:25 am
There is promise and peril in Ukraine. Ukrainians have evicted a corrupt President and embraced democracy. Just today, the Parliament worked towards a new government while citizens listened in on the debates from outside: At the Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev Thursday morning, as legislators debated the confirmation of a new temporary government, hundreds of people…Read more Promise and Peril
Posted on 27 February 2014 | 2:42 pm
This post was originally published on December 2, 2011. Eight years ago this week, Michael Ignatieff accepted the Hannah Arendt Prize in Bremen. Ignatieff’s acceptance speech spoke of Hannah Arendt as an example, as an intellectual whose work and persona had inspired and guided him on his own course. As is appropriate, he praises Arendt and…Read more Skeptical, Dispassionate and Free
Posted on 20 December 2013 | 2:28 pm
“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