In this week’s Amor Mundi, we reflect on the implications of an unprecedented rise of income inequality for the American Dream, consider how colleges should begin addressing sexual harassment of students on-campus, hope for a “digital cascade” in the American legal system, and much more.

"It was this practice that started with the Mayflower Compact, where in their new home, the first American colonists said, ‘We’re going to give ourselves a government.’ And it is this tradition of Americans feeling they have a right to give themselves government, to constitute themselves, that is at the very core of what makes America unique and special." Read more in this week’s Weekend Read.

In this week’s Amor Mundi, we explore novelist Marilynne Robinson’s observation that fear dominates the contemporary human condition, value the recognition of the “now” as made manifest in Richard McGuire’s “Here”, reflect on academics’ deficiency when it comes to writing, and much more!