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
In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the democratic role of the U.S. constitution, ask what it means to share the unshareable, and much more!
Posted on 24 January 2016 | 9:00 pm
In our Amor Mundi, we explore how Title IX can endanger intellectual freedom on college campuses, meditate on our obsession with pictures, and much more!
Posted on 31 May 2015 | 11:01 pm
In this week's Amor Mundi, we investigate the increasing use of shell corporations in high-end real estate, reflect on the changing disposition of the public intellectual, comment on the dynamic nature of blogging, and much more.
Posted on 16 February 2015 | 11:30 am
“It may well be the region of the spirit or, rather, the path paved by thinking, this small track of non-time which the activity of thought beats within the time-space of mortal men and into which the trains of thought, of remembrance and anticipation, save whatever they touch from the ruin of historical and biographical…Read more Non-Time
Posted on 10 March 2014 | 11:37 am
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 uncritical acceptance nor contemptuous…Read more Amor Mundi – 10/13/13
Posted on 14 October 2013 | 10:27 am
We have a higher education bubble. The combination of unsustainable debt loads on young people and the advent of technological alternatives is clearly set to upend the staid and often sclerotic world of higher education. In this month’s The American Interest, Nathan Hardin—the author of Sex & God at Yale: Porn, Political Correctness, and a…Read more The Higher Education Bubble? Not So Fast.
Posted on 23 January 2013 | 10:43 am
“Teaching is not a lost art but the regard
for it is a lost tradition. Hence tomorrow’s problem will not be to
get teachers, but to recognize the good ones and not discourage them
before they have done their stint.” —Jacques Barzun, Teacher in
America Jacques Barzun has died. With his passing we lose another…Read more In Memorium – Jacques Barzun
Posted on 26 October 2012 | 12:03 pm