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Amor Mundi 2/21/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we speculate about the fate of the U.S. party system, reflect on human relationships in a digital age, and much more! Posted on 21 February 2016 | 8:01 pm

Amor Mundi 9/27/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we explore the features of Nazi antisemitism, reflect on whether bureaucracy can secure liberty, and much more! Posted on 27 September 2015 | 8:01 pm

Amor Mundi 6/14/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on diversity of thought in the age of social media, explore the meanings and elements of computer code, and much more! Posted on 14 June 2015 | 11:01 pm

Hans Morgenthau and Hannah Arendt

We appreciate Hannah Arendt's collection of the writings of political theorist Hans Morgenthau in this week's Library feature. Posted on 21 May 2015 | 11:00 pm

Video Archives – Peter Beinart Presents ‘The Crisis of Zionism’ (2012)

In this week's Video Archives, we remember a 2012 presentation by Peter Beinart on his book "The Crisis of Zionism." Posted on 11 December 2014 | 10:00 am

Video Archives – The Anti-Political Prejudices of Modernity: A Civil Humanist Critique (2012)

For this week's Video Archive, we look back to a 2012 lecture delivered by Michael McCarthy analyzing Arendt's critique of "the world alienation of modernity". Posted on 2 October 2014 | 10:00 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

Skeptical, Dispassionate and Free

This post was originally published on December 2, 2011. Eight years ago this week, Michael Ignatieff accepted the Hannah Arendt Prize in Bremen. Ignatieff’s acceptance speech spoke of Hannah Arendt as an example, as an intellectual whose work and persona had inspired and guided him on his own course. As is appropriate, he praises Arendt and…Read more Skeptical, Dispassionate and Free Posted on 20 December 2013 | 2:28 pm

Revolutions

“When the Revolution [sic] devoured its own children like Saturn and was like a gigantic Lava [sic] stream on whose surface the actors were born [sic] along for a while, only to be sucked away by the undertow of an undercurrent mightier than they themselves.” -Hannah Arendt, “Revolutions – Spurious and Genuine” (unpublished) This quote,…Read more Revolutions Posted on 28 October 2013 | 12:25 pm

“The Lost Treasure of Arendt’s Council System”

“The Lost Treasure of Arendt’s Council System” James Muldoon, Critical Horizons 12.3 (2011) Muldoon sees Arendt’s advocacy of the council system at the end of On Revolution as a challenge to the excessive individualism enshrined in current structures of liberal representative government. He positions his argument between critics such as Margaret Canovan, who see Arendt’s…Read more “The Lost Treasure of Arendt’s Council System” Posted on 22 October 2013 | 10:38 am