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Amor Mundi 4/19/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we appeal to the banality of evil in acknowledging Holocaust Memorial Day, meditate on the importance of privacy, and much more! Posted on 20 April 2015 | 11:29 am

Born into a World of Plurality

This Quote of the Week was originally posted on August 20, 2012 We are born into this world of plurality where father and mother stand ready for us, ready to receive us and welcome us and guide us and prove that we are not strangers.” -Hannah Arendt, Denktagebuch Notebook 19, Section 39, February, 1954 When Rousseau opens Of The…Read more Born into a World of Plurality Posted on 23 December 2013 | 11:40 am

Learning From Crisis

“[T]here is another even more cogent reason for [the layman] concerning himself with a critical situation in which he is not immediately involved. And that is the opportunity, provided by the very fact of crisis—which tears away facades and obliterates prejudices—to explore and inquire into whatever has been laid bare of the essence of the…Read more Learning From Crisis Posted on 25 February 2013 | 11:40 am

The Rise of the Golden Dawn

Golden Dawn, the far-Right fascist party in Greece continues to grow in popularity and violence, according to the Wall Street Journal. Last week the Journal reports: In a rundown, immigrant-filled neighborhood here, Ilias Panagiotaros, a member of Parliament from Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party, used a megaphone Friday night to exhort an angry crowd to…Read more The Rise of the Golden Dawn Posted on 22 October 2012 | 10:04 am

Born into a World of Plurality

“We are born into this world of plurality where father and mother stand ready for us, ready to receive us and welcome us and guide us and prove that we are not strangers.” -Hannah Arendt, Denktagebuch Notebook 19, Section 39, Feburary, 1954 When Rousseau opens Of The Social Contract with the striking phrase “Man is born free…Read more Born into a World of Plurality Posted on 20 August 2012 | 12:57 pm

The Euro-Crisis, Seyla Benhabib’s Cosmopolitanism, and Arendt’s Defense of Politics

From Athens to Madrid, the European crisis has entered yet another of its “decisive” phases —how many decisive phases can one crisis have?  Reflecting on Europe has brought to mind Seyla Benhabib’s 2004 Tanner Lectures on cosmopolitan universalism, which itself was inspired by Hannah Arendt’s comments on international law in the epilogue and postscript to…Read more The Euro-Crisis, Seyla Benhabib’s Cosmopolitanism, and Arendt’s Defense of Politics Posted on 1 June 2012 | 1:30 pm