Education and Property for All: Thomas Piketty on Capital and Ideology

With the publication of Capital in the Twenty-First Century in 2013, Thomas Piketty became perhaps the world’s best-known chronicler and theorist of global inequality. His latest book, Capital and Ideology, […]

Municipal Medicine

Until last week, the impending municipal elections in France were distinguished only by the eagerness of candidates across France to dissociate themselves from any of the political parties, affiliation with […]

| 16 February 2020 |

Revue de Presse : 16 février

Le Pacte vert d’Ursula Von der Leyen n’est rien qu’un éco-blanchiment, écrivent Yanis Varoufakis and David Adler dans un article pour The Guardian. Les sommes sont insuffisantes. L’importance du capital […]

On Parliamentarism: A Reply to Varouxakis and Rubinelli

William Selinger offers a response to his reviewers in our “Parliamentary Thinking” book forum.    It is a pleasure to respond to Georgios Varouxakis and Lucia Rubinelli’s commentaries on Parliamentarism: […]

Is Parliamentarism Compatible with Democracy?

  This is the second review in our “Parliamentary Thinking” book forum.    Review of William Selinger, Parliamentarism: From Burke to Weber (Cambridge University Press, 2019).   Historians of political […]

Parliamentary Continuities

This is the first review in our “Parliamentary Thinking” book forum.      Review of William Selinger, Parliamentarism: From Burke to Weber (Cambridge University Press, 2019).   William Selinger’s book […]

Book Forum: Parliamentary Thinking

This is the launch of a joint book forum on “Parliamentary Thinking.”   William Selinger, Parliamentarism: From Burke to Weber (Cambridge University Press, 2019)   Gregory Conti, Parliament the Mirror of […]

How to Change the Electoral College

  I staffed the polls as a volunteer Election Officer because I wanted to see democracy in action. Instead, I got an intimate understanding of one of its greatest failures. […]

| 2 February 2020 |

Revue de Press: February 2

  Whatever you believe, you’re probably wrong about inequality. At least that’s what Jonathan Rothwell thinks. In an article for Foreign Policy, he argues that globalization and corporations are not […]

| 31 January 2020 |

An Existentialist Tocqueville? Beauvoir against America

Americans have made a kind of civic cult out of Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America. Perhaps it was hoped that praising to the skies one Frenchman’s opinion of our […]