| 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 […]

The ABCs of “Dividing Paris: Urban Renewal and Social Inequality, 1852–1870” (Esther da Costa Meyer)

This is the second ABCs short interview at T21. Our first was earlier this month with Christina B. Carroll about her new book The Politics of Imperial Memory in France, […]

| 15 July 2022 |

Of Fear and Strangers: A History of Xenophobia – Review

A review of George Makari’s Of Fear and Strangers: A History of Xenophobia (W.W. Norton and Company, 2021).   The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “xenophobia” as a “fear and hatred of […]

FULL BOOK FORUM: The Man Who Understood Democracy (Olivier Zunz)

** The past two weeks, we have published four reviews of Olivier Zunz’s new biography of Alexis de Tocqueville—two in French, two in English—followed by a response by Zunz. The […]

| 13 July 2022 |

Author’s Response: The Man Who Understood Democracy (Olivier Zunz)

**This is the author’s response to a series of four reviews – two in French and two in English – of Olivier Zunz’s The Man Who Understood Democracy. Last week, we […]

| 12 July 2022 |

The Maimonides of Democracy

**This is the last of four reviews of Olivier Zunz’s The Man Who Understood Democracy. Last week, we published the first review: “Voyage dans les arcanes de la pensée Tocquevillienne” […]

| 11 July 2022 |

Tocqueville : Penseur et acteur de la démocratie

** Cette recension est la troisième d’une série de quatre critiques de la nouvelle biographie d’Alexis de Tocqueville de l’historien Olivier Zunz. La semaine dernière nous avons publié la recension […]

| 8 July 2022 |

The Limits of Tocqueville’s Understanding

** This is the second of four reviews of Olivier Zunz’s The Man Who Understood Democracy. Yesterday, we published the first review: “Voyage dans les arcanes de la pensée Tocquevillienne” […]

| 7 July 2022 |

Voyage dans les arcanes de la pensée Tocquevillienne

** Cette recension est la première d’une série de quatre critiques—deux en français, deux en anglais—de la nouvelle biographie de Alexis de Tocqueville de l’historien Olivier Zunz, suivi par la […]