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Amor Mundi: September 25th, 2016

A Better Way To Hear PeopleJo Guldi argues that the Brexit vote and similar anti-elitist political movements need to be understood as more than simply a form of economic populism. While it is true that many Brexit and Trump voters are part of a working class milieu that has been excluded from the benefits of…Read more Amor Mundi: September 25th, 2016 Posted on 25 September 2016 | 8:24 am

Amor Mundi, July 24th 2016 – #100in10 Edition

Arendt vs. Trump (and Schmitt) Feisal G. Mohamed writes at The Stone in The New York Times that the U.S. Presidential election can be understood as a contest between the ideas of Carl Schmitt and Hannah Arendt. “Listening to Donald J. Trump’s acceptance speech, I felt as though the election was turning into a battle…Read more Amor Mundi, July 24th 2016 – #100in10 Edition Posted on 24 July 2016 | 9:14 am

Hannah Arendt and the Political Dangers of Emotion

Johannes Lang explores the moral and political consequences of emotion entering into the public sphere. Posted on 23 February 2015 | 10:00 am

Amor Mundi 12/7/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we look into the controversial number of people that are killed each year by police, gain deeper insight into the Nazi Willem Sassen from his daughter, remember the value of being able to think from the perspective of multiple groups, and much more! Posted on 8 December 2014 | 11:30 am

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

Violence, Hypocrisy, and Scientific-Administrative “Laws”

“Moreover, if we inquire historically into the causes likely to transform engagés into enragés, it is not injustice that ranks first, but hypocrisy. … To tear the mask of hypocrisy from the face of the enemy, to unmask him and the devious machinations and manipulations that permit him to rule without using violent means, that…Read more Violence, Hypocrisy, and Scientific-Administrative “Laws” Posted on 12 May 2014 | 2:16 pm

The Moral Roots of Income Inequality

Inequality is not simply a matter of numbers and economics. Thomas Edsall explores at the moral and cultural roots of income inequality last week in the New York Times. His essay takes as its basis a recent speech by Alan B. Krueger, President Obama’s Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, entitled “Fairness as an…Read more The Moral Roots of Income Inequality Posted on 5 July 2013 | 10:10 am

The Great Divide

In this week’s Chronicle of Higher Education, Richard D. Kahlenberg lifts (or rips) the band-aid off a wound that has been festering for decades. For much of the 20th century, class animated campus Marxists. Since the 1970s, race and gender have largely supplanted class as the source of youthful protest. But the pendulum is swinging…Read more The Great Divide Posted on 19 February 2013 | 1:17 pm