A Better Way To Hear PeopleJo Guldi argues that the Brexit vote and similar anti-elitist political movements need to be understood as more than simply a form of economic populism. While it is true that many Brexit and Trump voters are part of a working class milieu that has been excluded from the benefits of…Read more Amor Mundi: September 25th, 2016
Posted on 25 September 2016 | 8:24 am
Shakespeare as Teacher Scott Newstok bemoans the way newly entering college students have been cheated by the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act, “which ushered in our disastrous fixation on testing.” He worries that “unrelenting assessment has stunted your imaginations.” In response, he suggests that students open themselves to thinking like Shakespeare. “The most fascinating…Read more Amor Mundi: September 4th, 2016
Posted on 3 September 2016 | 4:34 pm
In this week's Amor Mundi, we hear from Yale professor Seyla Benhabib on the European Refugee Crisis, Maurice Chammah's recounting of his father's short trip back to Syria in the 1970s as mizrahi and an emigre to the United States, reflections on David Foster Wallace, William Shakespeare and Miguel Cervantes, and more...
Posted on 17 April 2016 | 10:00 pm
In our Amor Mundi, we reflect on how life pressures us to remember some pasts over others, check in on the state of American rage, and much more!
Posted on 10 January 2016 | 8:01 pm
In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the state of fear in contemporary America, explore the true societal impact of colleges, and much more!
Posted on 13 September 2015 | 8:01 pm