Tocqueville, Violence, and the Contemporary Crisis of American Partisanship

At the end of Volume I of Democracy in America, in a section entitled “On Republican Institutions in the United States: What Are the Chances of Their Survival,” Alexis de […]

| 15 July 2021 |

Tocqueville 21 Podcast: Human Rights with Kerstin Carlson

 Tocqueville 21 · Human Rights with Kerstin Carlson We’re happy to announce the release of the third episode of the Tocqueville 21 podcast! This week, we continue our short […]

| 6 July 2021 |

Tocqueville 21 Podcast: American Foreign Policy with Peter Zeihan

Tocqueville 21 · American Foreign Policy with Peter Zeihan We’re proud to announce that the second episode of the Tocqueville 21 podcast is available today! This week, we begin a […]

/ | 8 July 2021 |

“Scots and Catalans”: Comparing separatisms

    Review of J.H. Elliot, Scots and Catalans: Union and Disunion (Yale University Press).   Are the United Kingdom and Scotland barreling toward a crisis over Scottish independence of […]

The Morning After

The 2021 regionals are history. What to make of the results? First, the vast majority of voters continued to abstain. Second, Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National suffered a severe setback. […]

/ | 27 June 2021 |

Introducing the Tocqueville 21 Podcast: French Politics with Art Goldhammer

Tocqueville 21 · French Politics with Art Goldhammer We are proud to launch the Tocqueville 21 Podcast! Our goal is for this podcast to be a forum to explore in-depth […]

Has Le Pen Peaked?

The Guardian asked me to comment on last Sunday’s election. You can read the article here. Of course, the RN could still take PACA next Sunday, but the idea that […]

Les liaisons dangereuses de l’État

  Review essay on Antoine Vauchez and Pierre France, The Neoliberal Republic: Corporate Lawyers, Statecraft, and the Making of Public-Private France (Cornell University Press, 2021)   En 1976, dans un […]

| 21 June 2021 |

Revue de Presse: 21 June

  James McAuley, until recently the Paris correspondent for the Washington Post, has received glowing coverage of his book “The House of Fragile Things: Jewish Art Collectors and the Fall […]

A Hot Take on a Very Cool Electorate

The headline that emerges from the first round of this year’s regional elections is that, once again, Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National did not achieve the gains anticipated by many […]