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Distinctions, Depth, and Memory

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By Richard Barrett “We are in danger of forgetting, and such an oblivion—quite apart from the contents themselves that could be lost—would mean that, humanly speaking, we would deprive ourselves of one dimension, the dimension of depth in human existence. For memory and depth are the same, or rather, depth cannot be reached by man…Read more Distinctions, Depth, and Memory Posted on 13 December 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 11/15/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on Arendt's understanding of evil and good in wake of the Paris attacks, scrutinize farmers markets, and much more! Posted on 15 November 2015 | 8:01 pm

Amor Mundi 6/28/15

In our Amor Mundi, we celebrate the end of marriage inequality in the U.S., reflect on the life of Clementa Pinckney with President Obama, and much more. Posted on 28 June 2015 | 8:01 pm

Amor Mundi 4/12/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the works of Toni Morrison and Claudia Rankine, identify trauma as a powerful corollary of feminism, and much more! Posted on 13 April 2015 | 11:30 am

Hannah Arendt Library: The Age of the Democratic Revolution

In this week's Library feature, we appreciate the annotations Arendt made to her copy of "The Age of the Democratic Revolution." Posted on 20 March 2015 | 10:00 am

Video Archives – Peter Beinart Presents ‘The Crisis of Zionism’ (2012)

In this week's Video Archives, we remember a 2012 presentation by Peter Beinart on his book "The Crisis of Zionism." Posted on 11 December 2014 | 10:00 am

American Exceptionalism: What Are We Fighting For?

For the Weekend Read this week, we provide an edited transcript of Professor Berkowitz’s speech, which he delivered at the commencement of this year's conference "The Unmaking of Americans: Are There Still American Values Worth Fighting For?" Posted on 18 October 2014 | 11:30 am

Amor Mundi 7/6/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we identify the need to re-imagine and re-invigorate America's ideals, observe the connections between Instagram and the primary genres of Western secular art, and appreciate Proust's masterpiece every time we read it. Posted on 7 July 2014 | 12:00 pm

Independence Day: Reexamining America’s Core Ideals

In this Weekend Read, we reflect on Independence Day, the motivations behind the Declaration of Independence, and how we can reclaim America's ideals today. Posted on 5 July 2014 | 11:32 am

Arendt on the Declaration of Independence

“Declarations of Independence: Arendt and Derrida on the Problem of Founding a Republic” Bonnie Honig The American Political Science Review, Vol. 85, No. 1 (Mar., 1991), pp. 97-113 Arendt often emphasizes the ramifications of the modern loss of authority for politics. Without faith in traditions or gods, humanity now continually faces the problem of legitimacy…Read more Arendt on the Declaration of Independence Posted on 7 November 2013 | 10:36 am