| 28 September 2022 |

After the Romanovs: Russian Exiles in Paris

A book review of Helen Rappaport’s After the Romanovs: Russian Exiles in Paris From the Belle Epoque Through Revolution and War (St. Martin’s Press, 2022). Paris is “full of Russians […]

| 26 September 2022 |

The ABCs of “Benjamin Constant” (Léonard Burnand)

Cette interview ABC est la quatrième — mais la première publiée en français — sur notre site. D’autres interviews dans cette série comprennent The Politics of Imperial Memory in France, […]

| 25 September 2022 |

Le Carnage Européen – Revue de Presse, 25 Septembre 2022

  Winter is coming, certes. Mais cette semaine en Europe, et depuis l’invasion de l’Ukraine, tout semble prendre feu. Dans l’Est, Vladimir Poutine renouvelle son assaut contre l’Ukraine en annonçant […]

Does France Still Have a Party System?

The 2022 presidential election marked the end of France’s old party system. The former mainstream parties of the right and the left garnered less than 10 percent of the vote […]

| 21 September 2022 |

Tocqueville and Property-Owning Democracy

There are few genealogies of “property-owning democracy.”[1] This is a remarkable fact. In Britain and the United States competing visions of the idea have exerted a profound influence over both […]

| 13 September 2022 |

What is the Role of History in the Study and Practice of Grand Strategic Thought?

Elizabeth Borgwardt, Christopher McKnight Nichols, and Andrew Preston (eds.), Rethinking American Grand Strategy (Oxford University Press, 2021) Late in the year 1906, a senior official in the British Foreign Office […]

| 12 September 2022 |

The ABCs of “Working Democracies: Managing Inequality in Worker Cooperatives” (Joan S. M. Meyers)

This is the third of T21’s ABC short interview. Earlier ABC interviews include Christina B. Carroll on The Politics of Imperial Memory in France, 1850-1900 and Ester da Costa Meyer […]

| 22 August 2022 |

The Chancellor

This is a book review of Kati Marton’s The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel (Simon & Schuster, 2021). Many can plausibly claim to have had a hand in […]

| 10 August 2022 |

Is the French Revolution over?

This is a book review of Marcel Gauchet’s Robespierre: The Man Who Divides us the Most (Princeton University Press, 2022) The name Robespierre still haunts the memory of the French […]

| 8 August 2022 |

Robespierre and Democracy: Four Perspectives

Robespierre and Democracy: Four Perspectives It is just over two hundred and twenty eight years since Maximilien Robespierre fell from power. And yet Robespierre still has the capacity to incite […]