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Amor Mundi 11/29/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we explore the real issues behind the ongoing student protests, examine the role of race in Oscar Pitorius' trial, and much more! Posted on 29 November 2015 | 8:01 pm

Amor Mundi 3/8/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on how certain curricula in schools today are undermining moral facts, realize that the penalty for leakers of sensitive information varies depending on one's connections, uncover 'discriminatory intent' within and beyond the Ferguson police department, and much more! Posted on 9 March 2015 | 11:30 am

Amor Mundi 12/21/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on how Ferguson has irrevocably changed the national dialogue on racism, identify the real moral questions surrounding the CIA Torture Report, marvel at the use of "selfies" as a form of protest, and much more. Posted on 22 December 2014 | 11:30 am

Amor Mundi 8/17/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we examine how some local police departments in the U.S. have become over-militarized, illustrate why it is still important to study the classics, and search with Peter Matthiessen for the elusive snow leopard in the Himalayas. Posted on 18 August 2014 | 11:30 am

Where are the Public Spaces?

What are the public spaces of modern life? This is a central question raised in Hannah Arendt’s work since Arendt insists on the importance of public spaces for the flourishing of the human condition. To be human, Arendt writes, is to be free in public, which means to act and speak in ways that matter…Read more Where are the Public Spaces? Posted on 18 October 2013 | 11:41 am

On Revolution

“The sad truth of the matter is that the French Revolution, which ended in disaster, has made world history, while the American Revolution, so triumphantly successful, has remained an event of little more than local importance.” -Hannah Arendt, On Revolution Last week brought two events into focus: the annual July 4th celebration commemorating the American…Read more On Revolution Posted on 8 July 2013 | 12:30 pm

The Aftermath of the Arab Spring: Women, Activism, and Non-Interference

In the two years since its inception, the Arab Spring remains an extraordinarily difficult phenomenon to define and assess. Its local, national, and regional consequences have been varied and contradictory, and many of them are not obviously or immediately heartening. These observations certainly apply to Syria: although growing numbers of the country’s military personnel are…Read more The Aftermath of the Arab Spring: Women, Activism, and Non-Interference Posted on 13 November 2012 | 11:17 am

Election Holiday

On election night, as he was speaking to the crowd assembled at McCormack Place in Chicago, President Barack Obama took a moment to thank “all the people who voted in this election,” and, in particular, those “who voted for the first time or waited in line for a very long time. By the way” he…Read more Election Holiday Posted on 8 November 2012 | 10:51 am

Fascism in Latin America

Amidst the crises that are engulfing Europe, Syria, and Afghanistan and our own problems at home, it is easy to overlook disturbing developments to our south. While some countries in South and Central America are thriving, others are experiencing authoritarian and fascist rule. Venezuela and Cuba are well-known examples of this trend, but Bolivia is…Read more Fascism in Latin America Posted on 8 June 2012 | 12:40 pm