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Feel the Bern: Understanding The Spirit of Political Revolution

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Bernie Sanders' appeal illustrates how widespread the political sentiments that Hannah Arendt identified as the causes of revolution are in both parties. Posted on 21 February 2016 | 8:00 pm

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

The Moral Roots of Income Inequality

Inequality is not simply a matter of numbers and economics. Thomas Edsall explores at the moral and cultural roots of income inequality last week in the New York Times. His essay takes as its basis a recent speech by Alan B. Krueger, President Obama’s Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, entitled “Fairness as an…Read more The Moral Roots of Income Inequality Posted on 5 July 2013 | 10:10 am

Can America Be Fixed?

One of our Arendt Center members sent me this latest article from Fareed Zakaria. The numbers can be dizzying, but the basic thesis is one that we at the Arendt Center have been worrying about: Overspending on entitlements and debt are bringing about a situation in which the essential public role of government is being…Read more Can America Be Fixed? Posted on 7 January 2013 | 9:52 am

Is Economic Inequality Becoming a Problem for Americans?

Is economic inequality becoming a problem for Americans? The common sense today is that OWS has put inequality on the agenda today in a way that is new in American politics. And today Eduardo Porter makes the argument that OWS is having some traction on the question of income inequality. While Americans traditionally are tolerant…Read more Is Economic Inequality Becoming a Problem for Americans? Posted on 21 March 2012 | 12:30 pm