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Amor Mundi 05/01/16

We see an Arendtian lens put to the challenges of power and violence in Egypt, the profile of Justus Rosenberg in a recent New York Times piece, a world with both Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump at play, "hyper-empathy" and more in this week's Amor Mundi. Posted on 1 May 2016 | 9:30 pm

Amor Mundi 2/28/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the danger Donald Trump poses to American democracy, honor students' right to free speech, and much more! Posted on 28 February 2016 | 9:00 pm

Amor Mundi 2/21/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we speculate about the fate of the U.S. party system, reflect on human relationships in a digital age, and much more! Posted on 21 February 2016 | 8:01 pm

Feel the Bern: Understanding The Spirit of Political Revolution

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Bernie Sanders' appeal illustrates how widespread the political sentiments that Hannah Arendt identified as the causes of revolution are in both parties. Posted on 21 February 2016 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 1/17/16

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

A Meditation on Arendt, Rilke, & Guns

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The despair expressed in Rilke's Duino Elegies is an expression of our human world and as such distills the loss we feel from gun violence. Posted on 6 December 2015 | 8:00 pm

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

Norbert Lechner and the Uses of Arendt in Argentina

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It is no coincidence that Arendt’s reading in Argentina is associated originally with the thinking of political scientist Norbert Lechner. Posted on 18 October 2015 | 8:00 pm

Hannah Arendt and America’s Blood-Won Liberty

We appreciate some marginalia Arendt made in her copy of "Lectures on the French Revolution" in relation to America, revolution theory, and liberty. Posted on 24 September 2015 | 8:00 pm

Hannah Arendt: A Legacy of Americans’ Love for Freedom

This week's Library feature reveals the extent to which Hannah Arendt respected American's love for freedom. Posted on 6 August 2015 | 8:00 pm