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Amor Mundi 2/14/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we explore the appeal of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, announce a job opening, and much more! Posted on 14 February 2016 | 8:01 pm

Video Archives – “Lying and Politics: Democracy and Lying” (2011)

In this week's Video Archives, we remember a talk George Kateb gave at our 2011 annual fall conference on the ideal of governmental transparency. Posted on 21 November 2014 | 9:00 am

Is America Coming Apart?

Roger Berkowitz discusses American exceptionalism and its decline as evinced in Charles Murray's "Coming Apart". Posted on 21 September 2014 | 9:25 am

Amor Mundi 3/2/14

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 3/2/14 Posted on 3 March 2014 | 11:45 am

John Adams on Education

One of the great documents of American history is the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, written in 1779 by John Adams. In Section Two of Chapter Six, Adams offers one of the most eloquent testaments to the political virtues of education. He writes: Wisdom and knowledge, as well as virtue, diffused generally among the…Read more John Adams on Education Posted on 1 February 2013 | 11:25 am

Pensions: The Unraveling Fiction

How big is the pension crisis in the United States? As I wrote last week, The Pew Charitable Trust has issued a report that there is a whopping $1 trillion dollar gap between the pensions promised to state public employees and the money that has been set aside to pay those pensions. But I also…Read more Pensions: The Unraveling Fiction Posted on 28 March 2012 | 10:13 am

To Think What We Are Doing, Again…

Today marks the six month anniversary of our “Quote” of the week feature. We’ve had many wonderful scholars participate, and the contributing group continues to grow. However, this week we thought we would pause and look back at our very first “Quote” of the week from September 19, 2011. Aptly, Roger Berkowitz, the Academic Director…Read more To Think What We Are Doing, Again… Posted on 19 March 2012 | 2:15 pm