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Amor Mundi 2/8/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the transformation of artists into creative entrepreneurs, meditate on the fragility of our common world, recognize the importance of "popular art," and much more. Posted on 9 February 2015 | 11:30 am

On Civic Journalism

In Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan describes a man with a Muck Rake, a man who looks only down, raking the muck off the floor. Earthly, gazing down, collecting the muck around himself, the Muck Raker sees only the detritus of our world. He never looks up, neither into the heavens or even into the face…Read more On Civic Journalism Posted on 17 January 2014 | 12:41 pm

Secondhand Gun Smoke

“The extreme form of power is All against One, the extreme form of violence is One against All. And this latter is never possible without instruments.” Hannah Arendt, On Violence The instruments that Hannah Arendt refers to in this quote are instruments of violence, that is to say, weapons.  Weapons, which in the main, translates…Read more Secondhand Gun Smoke Posted on 11 February 2013 | 11:00 am

Occupy Wukan: Or What the Chinese Can Teach OWS About Democracy and Revolution

The most exciting aspect of Occupy Wall Street was seeing Americans—young and old, white and black, Jew and Muslim—coming together in public spaces to talk about matters of public importance. The most disheartening failure of Occupy Wall Street was how quickly those conversations turned to navel gazing. Instead of aiming to lead, to take on…Read more Occupy Wukan: Or What the Chinese Can Teach OWS About Democracy and Revolution Posted on 7 March 2012 | 1:18 pm