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Thinking in and through “Emergency”

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Among its accomplishments, Eichmann in Jerusalem reflects on the close relation between language and thinking, especially in moments of emergency. Posted on 28 February 2016 | 8:00 pm

Japan’s Collective Self-Defense: On Arendt, Sovereignty, and Peace

To identify freedom with free will has brought the “most dangerous consequence,” for it allows us to claim freedom at the price of all others' sovereignty. Posted on 17 January 2016 | 8:00 pm

“You Ain’t No Muslim, Bruv”: On Religion, Doctrine, and Violence

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Ian Storey discusses the hashtag #YouAintNoMuslimBruv as a symbol of humankind's ability to resist a kind of violence that is bound to doctrine. Posted on 16 January 2016 | 12:00 pm

Recognizing Rage and Legitimate Acts of Violence

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Laurie Naranch explains how rage may authorize momentary violence as a legitimate, if for Arendt, antipolitical response to injustice. Posted on 20 December 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 8/2/15

In our Amor Mundi, we reflect on how our wired culture affects our social relationships, seek justice for eight men wrongly imprisoned, and much more! Posted on 2 August 2015 | 8:01 pm

Education, Crisis, and Whether We Love the World Enough

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Laurie Naranch wonders if education can prepare us to assume responsibility for and help renew the common world. Posted on 2 August 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 7/12/15

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

Amor Mundi 5/31/15

In our Amor Mundi, we explore how Title IX can endanger intellectual freedom on college campuses, meditate on our obsession with pictures, and much more! Posted on 31 May 2015 | 11:01 pm

Bibi’s Victory: Understanding the Israeli Elections

Shmuel Lederman, a visiting scholar with the Hannah Arendt Center, discusses Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's victory in the recent Israeli elections. Posted on 25 March 2015 | 11:30 am

Amor Mundi 3/22/15

In our Amor Mundi, we challenge our colleges to make a safe place for dangerous thinking, reflect on the dangers posed by Salafist Jihad, and much more. Posted on 23 March 2015 | 11:30 am