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Apply Now for a Tenure Track Professorship in Political Theory at Bard College!

Bard College is hiring a tenure track professor in Political Theory (good grounding in the history of political thinking) and European Politics. Posted on 15 July 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 3/29/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on how poverty has changed, explore the stories of some of the leaders of the Civil Rights movement, and much more! Posted on 30 March 2015 | 10:00 am

Amor Mundi 9/14/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we recognize the similarities between art and athleticism, reflect on President Obama's unexpected embrace of unilateralism, examine human relationships in an increasingly mechanized world, and much more. Posted on 15 September 2014 | 11:30 am

The Crisis of Authority

Roger Berkowitz discusses how a respect for authority and adulthood is integral to our ability to love ourselves and the world. Posted on 13 September 2014 | 9:55 am

Who Does Tenure Help?

For this week's Weekend Read, we discuss a California supreme-court judge's decision to strike down the CA tenure system, which leads us to ask larger questions about educational reform. Posted on 14 June 2014 | 2:17 pm

Reading With Your Computer

Franco Moretti is a literature professor, and founder of the Stanford Literary Lab, who believes in something called “computational criticism,” that is, the ability of computers to aid in the understanding of literature. Joshua Rothman’s recent profile of Moretti has provoked a lot of response, most of it defending traditional literary criticism from the digital…Read more Reading With Your Computer Posted on 2 April 2014 | 12:16 pm

Blogging and the New Public Intellectual – Jay Rosen & Megan Garber

On October 27, 2013, Walter Russell Mead and Roger Berkowitz sat down with Jay Rosen and Megan Garber as part of the “Blogging and the New Public Intellectual” series. The series engages in ongoing discussion with the nation’s leading bloggers in politics, history, art, and culture. Jay Rosen is a media critic, a writer, and a…Read more Blogging and the New Public Intellectual – Jay Rosen & Megan Garber Posted on 18 February 2014 | 11:14 am

Amor Mundi 9/15/13

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 9/15/13 Posted on 16 September 2013 | 2:13 pm

Juvenile U

At Duke University and the University of North Carolina, two highly popular professors have transformed their course Think Again: How to Reason and Argue into a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) that is taken by 170,000 people from all over the world at one time. This is old news. There is nothing to worry about…Read more Juvenile U Posted on 13 September 2013 | 1:18 pm

A Common Language

“Any period to which its own past has become as questionable as it has to us must eventually come up against the phenomenon of language, for in it the past is contained ineradicably, thwarting all attempts to get rid of it once and for all. The Greek polis will continue to exist at the bottom…Read more A Common Language Posted on 9 September 2013 | 11:30 am