Theodore H. White discusses what it means to go against the thinking of your friends in this week's Thoughts on Thinking.
Posted on 24 November 2015 | 8:00 pm
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 uncritical acceptance nor contemptuous…Read more Amor Mundi – 5/19/13
Posted on 20 May 2013 | 11:34 am
I received an email from an old friend this weekend. She has been deeply affected by the death of Ki Suck Han, the New York man who was pushed off a subway platform near Times Square—and abandoned by all his fellow passengers, before being run over by an oncoming train. She wrote: The subway death…Read more Tuning Out, Heroism, and the Power of Example
Posted on 13 December 2012 | 11:57 am
Michael Ignatieff, former leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, and author of Human Rights as Politics and Idolotry, has an essay out calling for intervention in Syria. We should all, he writes, feel shame for abandoning the opposition. The fighters in Homs are holding out now because utter desperation puts them beyond fear. Watching…Read more Respecting the Revolutionaries in Homs
Posted on 29 February 2012 | 3:21 pm