/ | 22 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 […]

Biden’s Covid-19 Plan: A Road Towards Universal Basic Income?

Has Covid-19 made an Andrew Yang out of Joe Biden? During the 2020 Democratic primary, Yang’s promise of a monthly $1,000 “Freedom Dividend”—a form of Universal Basic Income (or UBI)—was […]

Aaron Tugendhaft on the politics of iconoclasm

Danielle Charette and Atman Mehta interviewed Aaron Tugendhaft about his new book, The Idols of ISIS: From Assyria to the Internet (University of Chicago Press, 2020). Their conversation covered the […]

| 14 February 2021 |

Revue de presse : 14 février

Suite à de nouvelles révélations sur le paradis fiscal du Luxembourg, Thomas Piketty appelle à une « transformation profonde du système économique dans le sens de la justice et de […]

Blaise Pascal, seated at his desk

The Source of Our Restlessness

  “We just cannot get a break.” Surely that is the universal sentiment of the past year. Yet in trying to rationalize a catastrophic year, there is something we can […]

Why Are the Political Skies Darkening?

With the 2022 presidential election looming in the middle distance, it seems that everyone in France with the slightest modicum of presidential ambition is launching a trial balloon lately. The […]

How Neoliberalism Reinvented Democracy

The latest issue of The Tocqueville Review/La Revue Tocqueville is out, featuring a special series on “How Neoliberalism Reinvented Democracy.” Below is series guest editor Daniel Zamora Vargas’s introduction, which outlines the […]

| 31 January 2021 |

Revue de Presse: January 31

  Does militaristic foreign policy give carte blanche to civil strife at home? After the recent Capitol riots, the idea that “you reap what you sow” has circulated in the US […]

| 29 January 2021 |

Trump, Fascism, and French History

  On 6 January 2021, a mob of demonstrators broke into and ransacked the US Capitol. Five people, including one police officer, died during the violence. The demonstrators had gathered […]