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“You Ain’t No Muslim, Bruv”: On Religion, Doctrine, and Violence

Ian Storey discusses the hashtag #YouAintNoMuslimBruv as a symbol of humankind's ability to resist a kind of violence that is bound to doctrine. Posted on 16 January 2016 | 12:00 pm

Amor Mundi 12/20/15

In our Amor Mundi, we reflect on the failure of human rights with regards to the refugee crisis, marvel at the width of the political divide, and much more. Posted on 20 December 2015 | 9:00 pm

Amor Mundi 11/1/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we discuss the permanent purgatory of refugee camps, reflect on the infantalizing notion of trigger warnings on campus, and much more. Posted on 1 November 2015 | 8:01 pm

The Varieties of Exception

Arendt’s comparison of the criminal and the stateless person draws our attention to the multiple exceptions that sovereign states create. Posted on 11 October 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 10/4/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump, pay homage to the writings of Primo Levi, and much more! Posted on 4 October 2015 | 8:01 pm

Hannah Arendt and America’s Blood-Won Liberty

We appreciate some marginalia Arendt made in her copy of "Lectures on the French Revolution" in relation to America, revolution theory, and liberty. Posted on 24 September 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 9/20/15

In our Amor Mundi, we reflect on how bureaucratic culture is spoiling freedom on college campuses, wonder at persistent government surveillance, and more! Posted on 20 September 2015 | 8:01 pm

Dianoetic Laughter

Charles Snyder reflects on how dianoetic laughter frees us from the misery that arises from our constant failure to be able to converse with ourselves. Posted on 26 July 2015 | 8:00 pm

Apply Now for a Tenure Track Professorship in Political Theory at Bard College!

Bard College is hiring a tenure track professor in Political Theory (good grounding in the history of political thinking) and European Politics. Posted on 15 July 2015 | 8:00 pm

The Conditions of “Savages”

Michiel Bot discusses how Arendt's use of the term "savages" and "Dark Continent" in The Origins of Totalitarianism can advance our political thinking. Posted on 13 April 2015 | 10:00 am