In our Amor Mundi, we meditate on death and the ephemeral nature of the body, investigate the inhuman nature of humanities conferences, and much more!
Posted on 18 May 2015 | 11:30 am
This week in our Amor Mundi, we explore why distrust in America's institutions is so prevalent, look to understand "nudging" as social policy, dig deeper into the relationship between madness and creativity, and much more!
Posted on 29 September 2014 | 11:30 am
Roger Berkowitz discusses Carmen Segarra and how her story exposing the Federal Reserve's lack of due diligence, as well as George Packer's book "The Unwinding", reveal a fractured America.
Posted on 27 September 2014 | 1:28 pm
“Having said this, I must deal immediately and at some length with the question of violence.” —Nelson Mandela “Sometimes ‘violence is the only way of ensuring a hearing for moderation.’” —Hannah Arendt citing Conor Cruise O’Brien, On Violence Nelson Mandela gave one of the great speeches of 20th century at his trial before the…Read more Nelson Mandela & Hannah Arendt on Violence
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 12:12 pm
The word designating military drones comes from the word for bee. This is true all over the world, in countless languages. Partly because of this linguistic consistency, it is a common misperception that drones take their name from the buzzing sound when unmanned aircraft fill the air. More accurately, however, drones trace their etymological lineage…Read more Thoughtless Purposefulness
Posted on 19 April 2013 | 1:09 pm
Posted on 11 April 2013 | 10:56 am
Ronald Dworkin died yesterday, Thursday. He was 81. For much of my early career as someone engaged in the question of justice, Ronald Dworkin was one of my imaginary antagonists. Reading Dworkin was eternally frustrating. I was consumed with the inevitable temptation to take on Dworkin’s unwavering apologies for legal power. Dworkin was the great…Read more Dworkin’s Law & Justice
Posted on 15 February 2013 | 3:11 pm
Law school applications have gone off a cliff. Just look at this statistic from today’s NY Times. As of this month, there were 30,000 applicants to law schools for the fall, a 20 percent decrease from the same time last year and a 38 percent decline from 2010, according to the Law School Admission Council.…Read more Say Goodbye to Law Schools: and Credentials More Generally
Posted on 31 January 2013 | 2:52 pm