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Amor Mundi 12/27/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the true meaning of Christmas, explore the dangers inherent in unmasking, and much more! Posted on 27 December 2015 | 9:00 pm

Truthfulness in Politics

Donald Trump and John Stewart both tap into a desire among the American public for truth in politics. Posted on 16 August 2015 | 8:00 pm

The Promise of Action

Arendt reveals that by having an interest in local issues, people can band together, create shared initiatives, and thereby disclose the promise of action. Posted on 5 July 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 4/5/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we meditate on Arendt's support for the right of social discrimination, reflect on the meaning of hate, and much more! Posted on 6 April 2015 | 10:00 am

Hannah Arendt on Use and Consumption

Philip Walsh discusses Hannah Arendt's critique of the consumer society that was emerging in the 1950s. Posted on 9 March 2015 | 10:00 am

The Unmaking of Americans: Are There Still American Ideals Worth Fighting For?

In this week's Weekend Read, in preparation for our upcoming conference, Roger Berkowitz reflects on the decline of American exceptionalism and wonders what American ideas, if any, can inspire Americans to sacrifice and struggle for the common good. Posted on 4 October 2014 | 10:56 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

Work and Culture

Hans Teerds discusses how the notion of work, often overlooked by other Arendt scholars, helps to produce a sharable world of things that is integral to the preservation of culture. Posted on 8 September 2014 | 10:00 am

Amor Mundi 4/27/14

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 4/27/14 Posted on 28 April 2014 | 12:01 pm

The False Culture of Utility

‚ÄúCulture is being threatened when all worldly objects and things, produced by the present or the past, are treated as mere functions for the life process of society, as though they are there only to fulfill some need, and for this functionalization it is almost irrelevant whether the needs in question are of a high…Read more The False Culture of Utility Posted on 23 September 2013 | 11:57 am