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Amor Mundi 5/10/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the implications of a new French surveillance law, consider the infantalization of college students, and much more! Posted on 11 May 2015 | 12:00 pm

Amor Mundi 4/27/14

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 4/27/14 Posted on 28 April 2014 | 12:01 pm

Amor Mundi 4/13/14

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 4/13/14 Posted on 14 April 2014 | 10:07 am

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

Talking through the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Prison

As a regular faculty member for the Bard Prison Initiative, I can attest that one of the most appealing aspects of working with incarcerated students is their wide-ranging curiosity and perceptiveness. The men I know are eager to discuss topics that both deepen and expand the content of their classes, and they are quick to…Read more Talking through the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Prison Posted on 11 December 2012 | 10:17 am

Elisabeth Young-Bruehl Speaks on Hannah Arendt

In light of Elisabeth Young-Bruehl’s recent and untimely passing, we thought it would be appropriate to post two different clips of her speaking about Hannah Arendt. Young-Bruehl was, of course, a student of Arendt as well as her biographer. The first is an NPR interview from 2006 which marked what would have been Hannah Arendt’s 100th…Read more Elisabeth Young-Bruehl Speaks on Hannah Arendt Posted on 5 December 2011 | 1:34 pm

Thinking Challenge Excerpt-Perceptions vs. Realities of Remembrances-Veronique Whittaker

On a weekday morning of last week, while listening to National Public Radio, I first encountered the notion of Dignity Therapy. The concept is used by psychiatrists and seeks to soothe those who are dying, to aid them in coping with the realities of their impending death.  The therapy consists of individuals writing the story…Read more Thinking Challenge Excerpt-Perceptions vs. Realities of Remembrances-Veronique Whittaker Posted on 28 September 2011 | 1:51 pm

Perceptions vs. Realities of Remembrances – Veronique Whittaker

The Article: http://www.npr.org/2011/09/12/140336146/for-the-dying-a-chance-to-rewrite-life On a weekday morning of last week, while listening to National Public Radio, I first encountered the notion of Dignity Therapy. The concept is used by psychiatrists and seeks to soothe those who are dying, to aid them in coping with the realities of their impending death.  The therapy consists of individuals writing…Read more Perceptions vs. Realities of Remembrances – Veronique Whittaker Posted on 27 September 2011 | 11:13 am