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Amor Mundi 1/4/15

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

Borrowing from Peter to Pay Paul

Stephanie A. Miner, the Mayor of Syracuse NY, has an important op-ed essay in The NY Times Thursday. Syracuse is one of hundreds of cities around the state and tens of thousands around the country that are struggling with the potentially disastrous effects of out-of-control pension costs. Where this crisis is heading can be seen…Read more Borrowing from Peter to Pay Paul Posted on 15 February 2013 | 10:23 am

Books Win One!

At a time when books, not to mention scholarship, are in perpetual retreat, let’s celebrate the surprising (if partial) victory in the battle to maintain the NY Public Library as a place to do meaningful research. For the last year public intellectuals across New York have been mobilized to oppose the Public Library’s decision to…Read more Books Win One! Posted on 20 September 2012 | 1:23 pm