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Amor Mundi 2/28/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the danger Donald Trump poses to American democracy, honor students' right to free speech, and much more! Posted on 28 February 2016 | 9:00 pm

Amor Mundi 11/15/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on Arendt's understanding of evil and good in wake of the Paris attacks, scrutinize farmers markets, and much more! Posted on 15 November 2015 | 8:01 pm

Amor Mundi 8/30/15

In our Amor Mundi, we recognize Pope Francis' appeal for a new cultural paradigm, reflect on the inadequacies that are evident in education, and much more! Posted on 30 August 2015 | 8:01 pm

Amor Mundi 3/22/15

In our Amor Mundi, we challenge our colleges to make a safe place for dangerous thinking, reflect on the dangers posed by Salafist Jihad, and much more. Posted on 23 March 2015 | 11:30 am

Goethe Institute Heidegger Tagebuecher Discussion

A photo album of when Roger Berkowitz discussed Heidegger's "Black Notebooks" at the Goethe Institut in New York this past April. Posted on 17 June 2014 | 11:17 am

Amor Mundi 6/8/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we wonder what Obama's success in securing the release of Bergdahl means for the power of the American presidency, reveal the double-edged quality of big data in the workplace, and identify another side of privacy on the web. Posted on 9 June 2014 | 2:00 pm

Non-Time

 “It may well be the region of the spirit or, rather, the path paved by thinking, this small track of non-time which the activity of thought beats within the time-space of mortal men and into which the trains of thought, of remembrance and anticipation, save whatever they touch from the ruin of historical and biographical…Read more Non-Time Posted on 10 March 2014 | 11:37 am

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

I Feel Like a Bullet Went Through My Heart

The response has been swift and negative to the Rolling Stone Magazine cover—a picture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who with his now dead brother planted deadly homemade bombs near the finish-line of the Boston Marathon. The cover features a picture Tsarnaev himself posted on his Facebook page before the bombing. It shows him as he wanted…Read more I Feel Like a Bullet Went Through My Heart Posted on 19 July 2013 | 4:53 pm

Ideological Blindness

It would be too much to hope that my plea to end the ideological warfare over Hannah Arendt would win over either those who insist she is a Nazi-lover or those who thinks she walks on water. That said, I have been pleasantly surprised that most people saw my essay for what it was: a…Read more Ideological Blindness Posted on 11 July 2013 | 10:05 am