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Amor Mundi, July 3rd 2016

Hannah Arendt considered calling her magnum opus Amor Mundi: Love of the World. Instead, she settled upon The Human Condition. What is most difficult, Arendt writes, is to love the world as it is, with all the evil and suffering in it. And yet she came to do just that. Loving the world means neither…Read more Amor Mundi, July 3rd 2016 Posted on 3 July 2016 | 3:00 pm

Amor Mundi 05/22/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we take a look at the persistence of non-facts in an article by Daniel Egber for Five Thirty Eight, take a peek at the relatively unknown, but important Oulipo movement, consider a Digital Humanities and more... Posted on 22 May 2016 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 05/15/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we take a look at the persistence of non-facts in an article by Daniel Egber for Five Thirty Eight, take a peek at the relatively unknown, but important Oulipo movement, consider a Digital Humanities and more... Posted on 15 May 2016 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 1/3/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the rise of amateurism in politics, contemplate the complexity of the human brain, and much more! Posted on 3 January 2016 | 9:00 pm

Amor Mundi 10/4/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump, pay homage to the writings of Primo Levi, and much more! Posted on 4 October 2015 | 8:01 pm

Amor Mundi 11/9/14

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

The Unmaking of Americans: Are There Still American Ideals Worth Fighting For?

In this week's Weekend Read, in preparation for our upcoming conference, Roger Berkowitz reflects on the decline of American exceptionalism and wonders what American ideas, if any, can inspire Americans to sacrifice and struggle for the common good. Posted on 4 October 2014 | 10:56 am

The Two American Constitutional Freedoms

Roger Berkowitz revisits Robert Pranger's essay "The Decline of the American National Government" and in so doing identifies the importance of upholding a proper role for government, both local and national. Posted on 9 August 2014 | 11:20 am

Is Democracy Over?

Thomas Meaney and Yascha Mounk argue in a long essay in The Nation that the democratic moment is passing if not yet already passed. The sweep of their essay is broad. Alexis de Tocqueville saw American democracy replacing the age of European aristocracy. He worried that democratic equality would be unable to preserve the freedoms…Read more Is Democracy Over? Posted on 17 May 2014 | 2:18 pm

Why Must We Care

Is there such a thing as too much free speech? The Editors at N+1 think so. They posted an editorial this week lamenting the overabundance of speaking that has swept over our nation like a plague: A strange mania governs the people of our great nation, a mania that these days results in many individual…Read more Why Must We Care Posted on 31 January 2014 | 3:47 pm