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Amor Mundi 8/17/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we examine how some local police departments in the U.S. have become over-militarized, illustrate why it is still important to study the classics, and search with Peter Matthiessen for the elusive snow leopard in the Himalayas. Posted on 18 August 2014 | 11:30 am

What is a Fact?

What is a fact? Few more thorny questions exist. Consider this, from Hannah Arendt’s essay, “Truth and Politics:” But do facts, independent of opinion and interpretation, exist at all? Have not generations of historians and philosophers of history demonstrated the impossibility of ascertaining facts without interpretation, since they must first be picked out of a…Read more What is a Fact? Posted on 7 December 2012 | 1:23 pm