In our Amor Mundi, we reflect on how life pressures us to remember some pasts over others, check in on the state of American rage, and much more!
Posted on 10 January 2016 | 8:01 pm
Nicholas Tampio discusses how Arendt's essay in response to the 1957 events at Little Rock High School promotes the diffusion of power in a democracy.
Posted on 18 May 2015 | 10:00 am
In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on how poverty has changed, explore the stories of some of the leaders of the Civil Rights movement, and much more!
Posted on 30 March 2015 | 10:00 am
In this week's Amor Mundi, we explore the rules of the modern political correctness movement, reflect on the state of anti-rape activities on college campuses, revisit our understanding of affluence in America, and much more.
Posted on 2 February 2015 | 11:30 am
In this week's Amor Mundi, we reevaluate our basic understanding of liberty, reflect on whether economic inequality undermines democracy, realize the blame of the Bush-Cheney White House in allowing torture to flourish in the CIA, and much more.
Posted on 5 January 2015 | 11:30 am
Controversy is raging around Thomas Friedman’s column today advising the presumptive Secretary of State John Kerry to “break all the rules.” In short, Friedman—known for his faithful belief that technology is making the world flat and changing things for the better—counsels that the U.S. ignore hostile governments and appeal directly to the people. Here’s the…Read more The Rationality of Breaking the Rules
Posted on 24 January 2013 | 4:13 pm
“The presence of others who see what we see and hear what we hear assures us of the reality of the world and ourselves.” -Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition Over the past decade, European public opinion has roiled with controversy over the full face covering – the niqab or burqa – of Muslim women. According…Read more The Burqa and the Political Realm
Posted on 30 October 2012 | 11:01 am
In one of the Facebook comments responding to my post about Paul Ryan, a friend suggested I read Jon Rauch’s book Government’s End. The specific Facebook friendly recommendation read: “does the most cogent job of explaining why the US is stuck in rut.” I tend to take such recommendations seriously, so I did. The first…Read more Miracles and Politics
Posted on 17 August 2012 | 3:48 pm
The copyright conflict between the internet community and the entertainment industry escalated recently when some of the most visited sites on the web flexed their muscle by spearheading a campaign to kill the two bills which started the trouble. The bills have been shelved, thanks to the participation of most of the major social media…Read more Nothing is Really Free
Posted on 2 March 2012 | 1:53 pm
You know that the problem of inequality has gone mainstream when even Charles Murray has written a book about it. Not only the Occupy movement and the Tea Party, but also Murray—the conservative force between The Bell Curve and other controversial contributions to the culture wars—is now loudly screaming about the dangers of inequality in…Read more America’s Great Cultural Divide
Posted on 10 February 2012 | 5:49 pm