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Please Support the Hannah Arendt Center This Holiday Season!

Please consider supporting the Hannah Arendt Center this holiday season with a donation! Posted on 3 December 2014 | 10:30 am

Amor Mundi 10/19/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the implications of an unprecedented rise of income inequality for the American Dream, consider how colleges should begin addressing sexual harassment of students on-campus, hope for a "digital cascade" in the American legal system, and much more. Posted on 20 October 2014 | 11:30 am

American Exceptionalism: What Are We Fighting For?

For the Weekend Read this week, we provide an edited transcript of Professor Berkowitz’s speech, which he delivered at the commencement of this year's conference "The Unmaking of Americans: Are There Still American Values Worth Fighting For?" Posted on 18 October 2014 | 11:30 am

The Webcast Link for Our 2014 Fall Conference Is Now Live!

The Hannah Arendt Center announces that the webcast link for its upcoming fall conference is now live! Posted on 7 October 2014 | 10:00 am

Our 100/10 Membership Challenge Ends Tomorrow!

Roger Berkowitz addresses the HAC community as part of the 100/10 membership challenge, which ends Friday, August 1st. Posted on 31 July 2014 | 10:00 am

The First Amendment and Campaign Finance

Over at the Volokh Conspiracy, David E. Bernstein argues that Justice Stephen Breyer’s dissent in the Campaign Finance Case (McCutcheon v. Federal Elections Commission) is dangerous. He writes, rightly, that progressives have historically been uneasy with the First Amendment since strong rights are anti-democratic and exert a conservative and limiting impulse on democratic self-government and…Read more The First Amendment and Campaign Finance Posted on 4 April 2014 | 3:14 pm

Corruption Takes Root

What is the essence of corruption? This is a question raised by the recent Supreme Court jurisprudence around Citizens United v. FEC. For Justice Kennedy and the Court has concluded, as a matter of law, that only quid pro quo corruption is corruption. An out and out bribe is corrupting, but throwing a congressman a…Read more Corruption Takes Root Posted on 26 October 2012 | 8:30 pm

Does the President Matter?

Does the President Matter? Consider this quotation from Jurek Martin in today’s Financial times: Barack Obama and Mitt Romney may speak, sometimes even to real audiences but more often to fat cat fundraisers, but their words fall on deaf ears if not empty wallets. Lots of people speak for them, in the strange languages known…Read more Does the President Matter? Posted on 19 July 2012 | 9:58 am

The Sport of Politics

This weekend’s suggested read is an interview with Lawrence Lessig, author of Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress—and a Plan to Stop It. For years Lessig has advocated for the freedom of information and helped to found and establish the Creative Commons. Recently, Lessig has set his sites on freeing politics from corruption, and his book…Read more The Sport of Politics Posted on 18 November 2011 | 2:41 pm