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Cassandra in Little Rock

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Nicholas Tampio discusses how Arendt's essay in response to the 1957 events at Little Rock High School promotes the diffusion of power in a democracy. Posted on 18 May 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

Born into a World of Plurality

This Quote of the Week was originally posted on August 20, 2012 We are born into this world of plurality where father and mother stand ready for us, ready to receive us and welcome us and guide us and prove that we are not strangers.” -Hannah Arendt, Denktagebuch Notebook 19, Section 39, February, 1954 When Rousseau opens Of The…Read more Born into a World of Plurality Posted on 23 December 2013 | 11:40 am

Amor Mundi 12/15/13

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…Read more Amor Mundi 12/15/13 Posted on 16 December 2013 | 3:42 pm

The House We All Live in

This past weekend I took the time to watch Eugene Jarecki’s new documentary film The House I Live In, which calls passionately and insistently for the U.S. to end its decades-long War on Drugs. Jarecki’s previous documentary work includes The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002) and Why We Fight (2006), and he is known for…Read more The House We All Live in Posted on 22 January 2013 | 12:33 pm

Casualties on “The War on Fat

Thinking through the Human Condition: Arendt and Anthropology Common wisdom has it that the U.S. now faces an “obesity epidemic.” Ample statistical evidence would seem to support this claim. According to recent research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, sixty-eight percent of adults, and thirty-two percent of children and adolescents, qualify as…Read more Casualties on “The War on Fat Posted on 14 September 2012 | 9:37 am

Born into a World of Plurality

“We are born into this world of plurality where father and mother stand ready for us, ready to receive us and welcome us and guide us and prove that we are not strangers.” -Hannah Arendt, Denktagebuch Notebook 19, Section 39, Feburary, 1954 When Rousseau opens Of The Social Contract with the striking phrase “Man is born free…Read more Born into a World of Plurality Posted on 20 August 2012 | 12:57 pm

A Re-cap of Elisabeth Young Bruehl’s Childism

Elisabeth Young-Bruehl’s final work, Childism, was published soon after her untimely passing in December of 2011. In the book, Young-Bruehl, a long time psychoanalyst and child advocate, focuses on the pervasive prejudice she feels overshadows many children in our society. Be it abuse, or the modern day phenomenon of helicopter-parenting, she felt these injustices served to…Read more A Re-cap of Elisabeth Young Bruehl’s Childism Posted on 23 May 2012 | 10:14 am

Childism, Chapter 4 – Elisabeth Young-Bruehl

Elisabeth Young-Bruehl’s final work, Childism, was published soon after her untimely passing in December of 2011. In the book, Young-Bruehl, a long time psychoanalyst and child advocate, focuses on the pervasive prejudice she feels overshadows many children in our society. Be it abuse, or the modern day phenomenon of helicopter-parenting, she felt these injustices served to…Read more Childism, Chapter 4 – Elisabeth Young-Bruehl Posted on 3 May 2012 | 10:20 am