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Amor Mundi 2/21/16

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

Amor Mundi 1/17/16

In our Amor Mundi, we reflect on the successes of anti-establishment presidential candidates, contemplate the Internet's effect on reading, and much more. Posted on 17 January 2016 | 8:01 pm

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

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

Truthfulness in Politics

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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

Bibi’s Victory: Understanding the Israeli Elections

Shmuel Lederman, a visiting scholar with the Hannah Arendt Center, discusses Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's victory in the recent Israeli elections. Posted on 25 March 2015 | 11:30 am

Secondhand Gun Smoke

“The extreme form of power is All against One, the extreme form of violence is One against All. And this latter is never possible without instruments.” Hannah Arendt, On Violence The instruments that Hannah Arendt refers to in this quote are instruments of violence, that is to say, weapons.  Weapons, which in the main, translates…Read more Secondhand Gun Smoke Posted on 11 February 2013 | 11:00 am

Birthing New Leaders

Asked in July if Occupy Wall Street has been successful, Todd Gitlin—renowned social historian, former President of Students for a Democratic Society, and author most recently of Occupy Nation: The Roots, The Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street—responds: “OWS has been successful because we are talking about it. You now see bumper stickers…Read more Birthing New Leaders Posted on 14 September 2012 | 5:11 pm

Does the President Matter? Arendt Center Fall Conference Lineup

The Hannah Arendt Center’s Fifth Annual Fall Conference will take place on September 21-22, 2012 at Olin Hall at Bard College. A mere five weeks before the upcoming presidential election, the topic could not be any more timely: DOES THE PRESIDENT MATTER? A CONFERENCE ON THE AMERICAN AGE OF POLITICAL DISREPAIR Click here to learn…Read more Does the President Matter? Arendt Center Fall Conference Lineup Posted on 29 June 2012 | 3:32 pm

The Crisis of European Politics

Greece voted on Sunday and the headline account shows that the right of center moderates won. This was presented as good news, for it means a continued embrace of the Euro and years more of austerity. But there are other lessons to glean from the Greek election. 1.  Extremism is rising quickly in Greece. As…Read more The Crisis of European Politics Posted on 19 June 2012 | 1:27 pm