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Amor Mundi 1/10/16

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

Amor Mundi 11/29/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we explore the real issues behind the ongoing student protests, examine the role of race in Oscar Pitorius' trial, and much more! Posted on 29 November 2015 | 8:01 pm

A Home Away From Home

Jennie Han explores the concept of “home” with respect to our discussions of the ongoing student protests on American college campuses. Posted on 29 November 2015 | 8:00 pm

Education, Crisis, and Whether We Love the World Enough

Laurie Naranch wonders if education can prepare us to assume responsibility for and help renew the common world. Posted on 2 August 2015 | 8:00 pm

When Power Runs Riot

Jeffrey Jurgens uses the protests in Ferguson, MO and Baltimore, MD to understand both the differences and the relations between violence and power. Posted on 7 June 2015 | 11:00 pm

The Conditions of “Savages”

Michiel Bot discusses how Arendt's use of the term "savages" and "Dark Continent" in The Origins of Totalitarianism can advance our political thinking. Posted on 13 April 2015 | 10:00 am

The Institutionalization of Civil Disobedience as Means of Democratization

Anabella di Pego encourages us to see Arendt's support of institutionalizing civil disobedience as a chance to evaluate our democratic institutions. Posted on 6 April 2015 | 10:00 am

Amor Mundi 7/27/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we explain the problem of American education using Campbell's law, marvel at the expansiveness of the U.S. prison system, and rethink the tradition and history of Ivy League schools. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 12:00 pm

Irony and Theodicy: Laughing out Loud about the Gravest of Moral Disorders

Scholar Michael Weinman discusses Arendt's use of the term "irony" in her report on the banality of evil. Posted on 14 July 2014 | 10:30 am

Arendt and Exceptionalism

Jennie Han explores Arendt's notion of exceptionlism via two modern examples--the "New American" student and the extraordinary father figure. Posted on 30 June 2014 | 10:33 am