Education carries a heavy burden for Arendt. As in politics, we declare our love for the world, both or own and the world of future generations. To say that education is in crisis, then, is for Arendt not to lament the fact that “Johnny can’t read.” It is to acknowledge a generalized dissatisfaction with and alienation from the world that has us say to our children, “[i]n this world even we are not very securely at home….You must try to make out as best you can; in any case you are not entitled to call us to account. We are innocent, we wash our hands of you.”
Posted on 11 April 2016 | 12:56 am
In this week's Amor Mundi, we muse on what effect trigger warnings might have on college students, reflect on the ways we discuss depression, and much more!
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 8:01 pm
In our Amor Mundi, we reexamine the concentration camp as an institution of the Holocaust, reflect on the values of our "sharing" culture, and much more!
Posted on 26 July 2015 | 8:01 pm
In our Amor Mundi, we reflect on the exceptional place the black church holds in American culture, discuss the importance of encryption, and much more!
Posted on 12 July 2015 | 8:01 pm
In this week's Amor Mundi, we appeal to the banality of evil in acknowledging Holocaust Memorial Day, meditate on the importance of privacy, and much more!
Posted on 20 April 2015 | 11:29 am
HAC student fellow Marisol Dothard recounts Eyal Press's keynote speech, which was the first installment in our "Courage to Be" dinner/lecture series.
Posted on 26 March 2015 | 10:00 am
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
In this week's Amor Mundi, we speculate about the future of privacy in the Internet of Things, celebrate moments enjoyed in solitude, refuse to accept the biggest financial cover-up in history, and much more!
Posted on 10 November 2014 | 10:30 am
In the most recent NY Review of Books, David Cole wonders if we’ve reached the point of no return on the issue of privacy: “Reviewing seven years of the NSA amassing comprehensive records on every American’s every phone call, the board identified only one case in which the program actually identified an unknown terrorist suspect.…Read more Privacy and Politics
Posted on 28 February 2014 | 4:04 pm
It is a new year, not only for Jews celebrating Rosh Hashanah but also for hundreds of thousands of college and university students around the world. As with all new things, there are surprises in store, some glorious and others traumatic. Over at Harvard, they invited Nannerl O. Keohane —past President of Wellesley College—to give the…Read more A Reflective Education
Posted on 6 September 2013 | 3:30 pm