| 11 April 2021 |

Revue de Presse : 11 avril

  À l’occasion du bicentenaire de la mort de l’Empereur, l’ouvrage Napoléon et l’Empire Ottoman aborde un pan de la diplomatie française peu connu. Yannick Guillou dépeint un jeune Bonaparte […]

| 5 April 2021 |

Call for Papers at Society

The journal Society, edited by Andrea Hess and Tocqueville 21 contributor Dan Gordon, has put out a call for papers that may be of interest to readers of Tocqueville 21. See […]

Hans Kelsen's Political Realism, by Robert Schuett

Open Society Realism

  Review of Robert Schuett, Hans Kelsen’s Political Realism (Edinburgh University Press, 2021)   “Make no mistake, Hans Kelsen is my favourite political philosopher…In the theory and practice of international […]

/ | 19 March 2021 |

Can democracy work?

Did American democracy survive the presidency of Donald Trump? The question seems sure to occupy historians, commentators and the public during the administration of Joe Biden and beyond. If nothing […]

| 13 March 2021 |

Reading across the Atlantic: Simone de Beauvoir in France and America

Review of Judith G. Coffin, Sex, Love, and Letters: Writing Simone de Beauvoir (Cornell University Press, 2020)   “What today, in our society, endangers our Republic, our ability to live together?” […]

| 8 March 2021 |

Revue de Presse: March 8

As Macron’s government continues its crusade against “Islamo-leftism” in France’s universities—led by ministers Frédérique Vidal and Jean-Michel Blanquer—academics speak out against what they see as an assault against academic freedom […]

The Avenue in the Rain, Frederick Childe Hassam (1917)

Critique de Livre : The Anthem Companion to Alexis de Tocqueville

Ceci est la seconde critique de livre parue dans notre mini-forum sur The Anthem Companion to Alexis de Tocqueville (2019), édité par Daniel Gordon. Dans l’abondante littérature consacrée à Tocqueville, […]

| 2 March 2021 |

Quentin Crisp and Political Courage

We do not usually number Quentin Crisp, queer icon and media quipster, among the theorists of liberal democracy, or indeed among the serious thinkers of anything. Like his predecessor and […]

/ | 26 February 2021 |

Review: The Anthem Companion to Alexis de Tocqueville

This is the first of two reviews in our mini-forum on The Anthem Companion to Alexis de Tocqueville (2019), edited by Daniel Gordon.    More than two centuries after birth, Alexis […]

| 25 February 2021 |

Cross-post: From Republic to Reaction

  (This is a cross-post from John Ganz’s Substack, UNPOPULAR FRONT, and is Part III of his series on the crises of the Third Republic. You can subscribe to his […]