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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 05/01/16

We see an Arendtian lens put to the challenges of power and violence in Egypt, the profile of Justus Rosenberg in a recent New York Times piece, a world with both Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump at play, "hyper-empathy" and more in this week's Amor Mundi. Posted on 1 May 2016 | 9:30 pm

Amor Mundi 04/17/16

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

Amor Mundi 04/10/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we consider the cynicism in paraphrasing, new standard in the latest release of the MLA handbook, legality as it pertains to Mossack Fonseca and the Panama Papers, sexual politics on campus and more... Posted on 10 April 2016 | 10:00 pm

Amor Mundi 04/03/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we engage the topic of race, one of the discussion topics of our Fall Conference. We hear about the hidden reason for Maurice Sendak's success, recognize Myanmar's culture of literature, get Wyatt Mason's take on Maylis de Kerangal’s The Heart and more... Posted on 3 April 2016 | 9:45 pm

Amor Mundi 3/20/16

In today's Amor Mundi, we consider Trump's banality, discover how comics affected Ta-Nehisi Coates' writing, get a sneak peek of some of the Fall Conference content in Roger's piece "Real Talk," also featured on Medium, and more... Posted on 20 March 2016 | 9:30 pm

Amor Mundi 2/14/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we explore the appeal of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, announce a job opening, and much more! Posted on 14 February 2016 | 8:01 pm

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

A Home Away From Home

a home away from home
Jennie Han explores the concept of “home” with respect to our discussions of the ongoing student protests on American college campuses. Posted on 29 November 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 11/8/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we explore a culture of 'vindictive protectiveness' at Yale, reflect on the democratic utility of libraries, and much more! Posted on 8 November 2015 | 8:01 pm