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Amor Mundi, July 24th 2016 – #100in10 Edition

Arendt/Schmitt
Arendt vs. Trump (and Schmitt) Feisal G. Mohamed writes at The Stone in The New York Times that the U.S. Presidential election can be understood as a contest between the ideas of Carl Schmitt and Hannah Arendt. “Listening to Donald J. Trump’s acceptance speech, I felt as though the election was turning into a battle…Read more Amor Mundi, July 24th 2016 – #100in10 Edition Posted on 24 July 2016 | 9:14 am

What is a Fact?

What is a fact? Few more thorny questions exist. Consider this, from Hannah Arendt’s essay, “Truth and Politics:” But do facts, independent of opinion and interpretation, exist at all? Have not generations of historians and philosophers of history demonstrated the impossibility of ascertaining facts without interpretation, since they must first be picked out of a…Read more What is a Fact? Posted on 7 December 2012 | 1:23 pm