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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

The Poverty of Ideas

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Roger Berkowitz discusses an essay written by Raymond Guess on the failure of contemporary thinking at the hands of denial, debt, and John Rawls' philosophy. Posted on 16 August 2014 | 10:56 am

Amor Mundi 8/10/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we appreciate the magic of C.S. Lewis' Narnia, learn about an app that attempts to quantify the soul, obtain an inside look into Gazan everyday life during times of war, and much more. Posted on 11 August 2014 | 11:30 am

Amor Mundi 8/3/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on conservatism in the contemporary political environment, wonder whether liberal Zionism has exhausted its options, and wonder about a "crisis in culture" as evident in creative writing. Posted on 4 August 2014 | 12:00 pm

The Radical As the Vanguard of the Status Quo

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Roger Berkowitz argues that one-sided perspectives of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict serve to only perpetuate the violence. He then observes how leaders and discussions that shy away from radicalism could begin to forge a middle ground. Posted on 2 August 2014 | 12:02 pm

When The Hell That Is War Loses Its Power

Roger Berkowitz discusses the Hell the Middle East is fast becoming and wonders, in a world where war has lost its power as a tool of statecraft, what new tools might ultimately be able to solve interstate disputes. Posted on 19 July 2014 | 12:01 pm

Amor Mundi 12/22/13

Hannah Arendt considered calling her magnum opus Amor Mundi: Love of the World. Instead, she settled upon The Human Condition. What is most difficult, Arendt writes, is to love the world as it is, with all the evil and suffering in it. And yet she came to do just that. Loving the world means neither…Read more Amor Mundi 12/22/13 Posted on 23 December 2013 | 9:43 am

Talking through the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Prison

As a regular faculty member for the Bard Prison Initiative, I can attest that one of the most appealing aspects of working with incarcerated students is their wide-ranging curiosity and perceptiveness. The men I know are eager to discuss topics that both deepen and expand the content of their classes, and they are quick to…Read more Talking through the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Prison Posted on 11 December 2012 | 10:17 am