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“You Ain’t No Muslim, Bruv”: On Religion, Doctrine, and Violence

Ian Storey discusses the hashtag #YouAintNoMuslimBruv as a symbol of humankind's ability to resist a kind of violence that is bound to doctrine. Posted on 16 January 2016 | 12:00 pm

Hannah Arendt and the Will of Zeus

We appreciate the various annotations Hannah Arendt made to her copy of "The Will of Zeus" in this week's Library feature. Posted on 1 October 2015 | 8:00 pm

The Humanities and Common Sense

Roger Berkowitz observes the unnecessarily specialized nature of humanities scholarship in today's colleges and universities and offers some remarks on how this can be remedied. Posted on 30 August 2014 | 9:53 am

Tuning Out, Heroism, and the Power of Example

I received an email from an old friend this weekend. She has been deeply affected by the death of Ki Suck Han, the New York man who was pushed off a subway platform near Times Square—and abandoned by all his fellow passengers, before being run over by an oncoming train. She wrote: The subway death…Read more Tuning Out, Heroism, and the Power of Example Posted on 13 December 2012 | 11:57 am

The Humanities and Common Sense

In this post, academics and university faculty will be criticized. Railing against college professors has become a common pastime, one practiced almost exclusively by those who have been taught and mentored by those whom are now being criticized. It is thus only fair to say upfront that the college education in the United States is,…Read more The Humanities and Common Sense Posted on 10 August 2012 | 1:48 pm