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Amor Mundi 3/20/16

In today's Amor Mundi, we consider Trump's banality, discover how comics affected Ta-Nehisi Coates' writing, get a sneak peek of some of the Fall Conference content in Roger's piece "Real Talk," also featured on Medium, and more... Posted on 20 March 2016 | 9:30 pm

Amor Mundi 8/30/15

In our Amor Mundi, we recognize Pope Francis' appeal for a new cultural paradigm, reflect on the inadequacies that are evident in education, and much more! Posted on 30 August 2015 | 8:01 pm

Hannah Arendt and The Phenomenon of Life

We appreciate several annotations Hannah Arendt made to her copy of Hans Jonas's "The Phenomenon of Life" in this week's Library feature. Posted on 27 August 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 3/15/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on how solitude can provide our inner voices with room to flourish, and much more! Posted on 16 March 2015 | 11:30 am

Arendt and the Gnostics

In this week's Library feature, we appreciate Arendt's interest in the Gnostics. Posted on 16 January 2015 | 10:00 am

Defending the Humanities While Trashing Them

Leon Wieseltier, the longtime cultural editor of the New Republic, dedicated his commencement address at Brandeis last month to a defense of the humanities. He asks, “Has there ever been a moment in American life when the humanities were cherished less, and has there ever been a moment in American life when the humanities were…Read more Defending the Humanities While Trashing Them Posted on 21 June 2013 | 4:07 pm

Here’s How to Demonize Thinking

Richard Brody writes of “Hannah Arendt,” the new movie by Margarethe von Trotta, “The movie, unfortunately, doesn’t do Arendt justice”—a rhetorical gambit that suggests at least a fair-minded inquiry into Arendt’s thought. But Brody then proceeds to accuse Arendt of a propensity toward “monstrous abstractions.” Her tendency toward abstraction occurs despite what Brody calls  “her…Read more Here’s How to Demonize Thinking Posted on 5 June 2013 | 1:36 pm

Hannah Arendt – a film by Margarethe von Trotta.

The new Hannah Arendt bio picture by Margarethe von Trotta has been released in Europe. It will hit theatres in the US in May, although it is making the rounds of festivals now. The good news: “Hannah Arendt” the film is really wonderful. I’ll have more to say about the film at some point soon,…Read more Hannah Arendt – a film by Margarethe von Trotta. Posted on 15 January 2013 | 10:20 am