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 our Amor Mundi, we reflect on the successes of anti-establishment presidential candidates, contemplate the Internet's effect on reading, and much more.
Posted on 17 January 2016 | 8:01 pm
Albert Einstein reflects how too much reading and not enough thinking can beget laziness in this week's Thoughts on Thinking.
Posted on 22 April 2015 | 10:00 am
In this week's Amor Mundi, we recognize the need for us to resist all kinds of political and religious extremism, reflect on the dangers of artistic license when it comes to distorting historical facts, realize the political and cultural value of local diners, and much more.
Posted on 19 January 2015 | 11:30 am
This week we appreciate the diversity of notational markings Arendt uses in her reading.
Posted on 17 October 2014 | 10:00 am
Scholar Lance Strate discusses Arendt's remarks on the loss of the public realm and explains how this unique kind of environment relates to immortality and writing.
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 10:30 am
Photo submitted by Barış Tunçel in Istanbul.
Posted on 15 April 2014 | 10:19 am
Posted on 8 April 2014 | 9:44 am
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
Beach Library in Belgium
Posted on 1 April 2014 | 2:21 pm