Amor Mundi

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 uncritical acceptance nor contemptuous rejection. Above all it means the unwavering facing up to and comprehension of that which is.

Amor Mundi
Featured Article

Arendt’s Political Relevance

Roger Berkowitz shares John Thomason's examination of Arendt's ideas applied to the present time.
06-09-2019
Spotlight

Back Row America

Roger Berkowitz looks at Chris Arnade's revelations about a different side of life in America.
06-09-2019
Quote of the Week

A Higher Understanding of Freedom

Richard A. Barrett is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Mount Mercy University. This essay was first published April 25, 2016.
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Journal

Is Lying A Political Virtue?
 

This piece, by Uday S. Mehta, was originally published in Volume 1 of HA: The Journal of the Hannah Arendt Center.
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Video

Virtual Reading Group: The Life of the Mind

The group discusses Introduction, The World’s Phenomenal Nature, (True) Being and (Mere) Appearance: and the Two World Theory 06-14-2019
Art & Arendt

The Greatest Possible Torment: The Last Judgment by Frans Floris

Max Feldman writes about the holocaust, Arendt, and Frans Floris's The Last Judgment in this month's column.
05-31-2019
Article

What We're Reading
 

Political correctness is among the things piquing our interest this week.
06-14-2019
Article

1984 Today

A new look at the Orwellian classic piques our interest.
06-09-2019