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Amor Mundi: September 18th, 2016

How To Kill Innocent PeopleTalking about his recent book Black Earth, Timothy Snyder lays out what he does and does not owe to Hannah Arendt. “The entire book owes a lot to Hannah Arendt. Everyone who works on these subjects engages with Arendt in a way or another. I do it by taking her ideas…Read more Amor Mundi: September 18th, 2016 Posted on 18 September 2016 | 9:31 am

Amor Mundi 05/29/16

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 05/29/16 Posted on 29 May 2016 | 8:00 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

Kafka’s Sarcasm and Arendt’s Action

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Arendt's description of The Trial in terms of "sarcasm" raises a number of issues about the effect and intended meaning of Kafka's writing. Posted on 1 November 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 9/27/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we explore the features of Nazi antisemitism, reflect on whether bureaucracy can secure liberty, and much more! Posted on 27 September 2015 | 8:01 pm

Possibility and Despair: How the EU Migrant Crisis is Disaggregating the Human Condition

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Observing the reactions of European countries to the ongoing migrant crisis is cause for feelings of possibility followed by despair. Posted on 20 September 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 8/23/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we muse on what effect trigger warnings might have on college students, reflect on the ways we discuss depression, and much more! Posted on 23 August 2015 | 8:01 pm

Amor Mundi 4/26/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the occurrence of violence in our world, meditate on the benefits of a college education, and much more! Posted on 27 April 2015 | 11:41 am

Amor Mundi 1/18/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we recognize the need for us to resist all kinds of political and religious extremism, reflect on the dangers of artistic license when it comes to distorting historical facts, realize the political and cultural value of local diners, and much more. Posted on 19 January 2015 | 11:30 am

Amor Mundi 8/31/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we recognize the anti-totalitarian tones of Arthur Koestler's "Darkness at Noon", ask how we can repair American public discourse, reflect on ways we can seek to understand and learn from history, and much more. Posted on 1 September 2014 | 11:30 am