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Amor Mundi 1/24/16

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

Amor Mundi 6/28/15

In our Amor Mundi, we celebrate the end of marriage inequality in the U.S., reflect on the life of Clementa Pinckney with President Obama, and much more. Posted on 28 June 2015 | 8:01 pm

Human Life and Politics in Arendt

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Arendt's regard for storytelling reveals a difference between meaning and purpose, which in turn yields an important element of political and human life. Posted on 21 June 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 7/27/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we explain the problem of American education using Campbell's law, marvel at the expansiveness of the U.S. prison system, and rethink the tradition and history of Ivy League schools. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 12:00 pm

The Story of Reconciliation

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Arie Amaya-Akkermans explores the sources of Arendt's indebtedness to storytelling. Posted on 21 July 2014 | 10:33 am

Hannah Arendt & the Redemptive Power of Narrative

Hannah Arendt and the Redemptive Power of Narrative Selya Benhabib, Social Research, Vol. 57, No. 1, Philosophy and Politics II (spring 1990), pp. 167-196 Selya Benhabib, Eugene Mayer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University, sees Arendt as affirming the modernist move beyond the nation to universal human rights,  while at the same…Read more Hannah Arendt & the Redemptive Power of Narrative Posted on 4 April 2013 | 9:46 am

The House We All Live in

This past weekend I took the time to watch Eugene Jarecki’s new documentary film The House I Live In, which calls passionately and insistently for the U.S. to end its decades-long War on Drugs. Jarecki’s previous documentary work includes The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002) and Why We Fight (2006), and he is known for…Read more The House We All Live in Posted on 22 January 2013 | 12:33 pm

Reflections on an Inaugural Address

I watched President Obama’s second Inaugural Address with my seven-year-old daughter. She had just completed a letter to the President—something she had been composing all week. She was glued to the TV. I found myself tearing up at times, as I do and should do at all such events. “The Star Spangled Banner” by Beyonce…Read more Reflections on an Inaugural Address Posted on 22 January 2013 | 11:31 am

Speaking Through the Words of Others

“It is perfectly true that ‘all sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them,’ in the words of Isak Dinesen, who not only was one of the great storytellers of our time but also—and she was nearly unique in this respect—knew what she was doing.” -Hannah…Read more Speaking Through the Words of Others Posted on 7 May 2012 | 11:10 am

The Story of Reconciliation

“It is true that storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it, that it brings about consent and reconciliation with things as they really are, and that we may even trust it to contain eventually by implication that last word which we expect from the Day of Judgment”. – Hannah Arendt, “Isak Dinesen:…Read more The Story of Reconciliation Posted on 9 April 2012 | 2:02 pm