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Amor Mundi 1/17/16

In our Amor Mundi, we reflect on the successes of anti-establishment presidential candidates, contemplate the Internet's effect on reading, and much more. Posted on 17 January 2016 | 8:01 pm

“You Ain’t No Muslim, Bruv”: On Religion, Doctrine, and Violence

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Ian Storey discusses the hashtag #YouAintNoMuslimBruv as a symbol of humankind's ability to resist a kind of violence that is bound to doctrine. Posted on 16 January 2016 | 12:00 pm

Amor Mundi 4/5/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we meditate on Arendt's support for the right of social discrimination, reflect on the meaning of hate, and much more! Posted on 6 April 2015 | 10:00 am

Amor Mundi Newsletter 3/9/14

Hannah Arendt considered calling her magnum opus Amor Mundi: Love of the World. Instead, she settled upon The Human Condition. What is most difficult, Arendt writes, is to love the world as it is, with all the evil and suffering in it. And yet she came to do just that. Loving the world means neither…Read more Amor Mundi Newsletter 3/9/14 Posted on 10 March 2014 | 1:40 pm

Why the Jews?

Anthony Grafton calls David Nirenberg’s Anti-Judaism “one of the saddest stories, and one of the most learned, I have ever read.” Grafton knows that Anti-Judaism “is certainly not the first effort to survey the long grim history of the charges that have been brought against the Jews by their long gray line of self-appointed prosecutors.”…Read more Why the Jews? Posted on 7 March 2014 | 4:43 pm

Stalin, Hitler, and Cromwell and the Politics of Memory

Peter Singer writes of the suddenly divergent attitudes toward the two greatest mass murderers of the 20th Century, Hitler and Stalin: “Hitler and Stalin were ruthless dictators who committed murder on a vast scale. But, while it is impossible to imagine a Hitler statue in Berlin, or anywhere else in Germany, statues of Stalin have…Read more Stalin, Hitler, and Cromwell and the Politics of Memory Posted on 10 January 2014 | 2:51 pm

Performing thinking: Arendt’s Richard III

“It is better for you to suffer than to do wrong because you can remain the friend of the sufferer; who would want to be the friend of and have to live together with a murderer? Not even a murderer.  What kind of dialogue could you lead with him? Precisely the dialogue which Shakespeare let…Read more Performing thinking: Arendt’s Richard III Posted on 29 April 2013 | 11:32 am

Amor Mundi 4/21/13

Hannah Arendt considered calling her magnum opus Amor Mundi: Love of the World. Instead, she settled upon The Human Condition. What is most difficult, Arendt writes, is to love the world as it is, with all the evil and suffering in it. And yet she came to do just that. Loving the world means neither uncritical acceptance nor contemptuous…Read more Amor Mundi 4/21/13 Posted on 22 April 2013 | 11:58 am

Surreal Library

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Nihilism and Globalization

What a week it has been in the world of corporate criminality and governmental spinelessness! On Monday, the British Bank HSBC agreed to pay a fine for $1.92 billion for repeated and systematic violations of two U.S. laws to prevent money laundering. The bank transferred hundreds of billions of dollars for its clients, likely enabling…Read more Nihilism and Globalization Posted on 14 December 2012 | 4:07 pm