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The Renaissance of a “Lively Experiment”: Seeing Anew In its colonial charter (1661), Rhode Island’s founders defined their new colony as a “lively experiment.” Modern-day Providence, Rhode Island is still a “lively experiment” undergoing yet another renaissance from first a land where Roger Williams led his followers to be able to express freely and live their political and religious beliefs, to a …

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Andrew Martino Presidential Address: “Honors and the Universal Citizen” Pittsburgh, 2017 In 1971 the great Hannah Arendt published her monumental and last book The Life of the Mind, a book (which is much more than a book) that analyzed the act of thinking in the contemporary world. Of course, our conception of the contemporary has evolved greatly since 1971, but Arendt’s analysis …