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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

Amor Mundi 3/1/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we wonder whether humans will eventually be replaced by more efficient machines, appeal to Karl Ove Knausgaard in our attempts to understand a uniquely American form of poverty, appreciate Peter Railton's efforts to open up a broader discussion on depression, and much more. Posted on 2 March 2015 | 10:00 am

Video Archives – Roundtable Discussion on Occupy Wall Street (2011)

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In this week's Video Archives, we remember a 2011 roundtable discussion on the Occupy movement. Posted on 30 October 2014 | 10:00 am

Is America Coming Apart?

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Roger Berkowitz discusses American exceptionalism and its decline as evinced in Charles Murray's "Coming Apart". Posted on 21 September 2014 | 9:25 am

Amor Mundi 7/6/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we identify the need to re-imagine and re-invigorate America's ideals, observe the connections between Instagram and the primary genres of Western secular art, and appreciate Proust's masterpiece every time we read it. Posted on 7 July 2014 | 12:00 pm

Amor Mundi 2/16/14

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 2/16/14 Posted on 17 February 2014 | 2:43 pm

Amor Mundi 12/15/13

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 12/15/13 Posted on 16 December 2013 | 3:42 pm

“The Kings of Roma”

The New York Times recently ran an article about a Roma/Gypsy community from my country, Romania. I am Roma, and currently a visiting scholar at the Hannah Arendt Center studying Hannah Arendt’s understanding of Jewish identity and its relevance for making sense of the Roma experience. In this context, the NY Times story is surprising.…Read more “The Kings of Roma” Posted on 8 April 2013 | 1:34 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

The Fecundity of the Unexpected

Readers of the Hannah Arendt Center blog are well acquainted with the pension train wreck that is heading our way.  It is not only public union pensions but also those corporate pensions that still guarantee defined benefits that are radically underfunded. And what hides the immensity of the problem is continued unrealistic assumptions about long-term…Read more The Fecundity of the Unexpected Posted on 8 August 2012 | 1:03 pm