| 19 March 2023 |

AUKUS, the Macron doctrine, and the return of American hegemony – Revue de Presse, 19 March 2023

When the ‘AUKUS’ deal was announced in September 2021, it was met with a mixture of outrage and scepticism in Paris. Although Australia’s decision to renege on its €31 billion […]

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It came down to the wire, and in the end the president simply did not have the votes. Nor did he have enough arm-twisting clout to persuade the fence-sitters whose […]

| 5 March 2023 |

Cities in Politics – Revue de Presse, 5 March 2023

Let’s talk about cities.   This week was a pivotal one for the narrative of the American city with the unexpected fall of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. The story, which […]

| 3 March 2023 |

Who is Adam Smith?

Review: Glory M. Liu, Adam Smith’s America (Princeton University Press, 2022)   Adam Smith was born in 1723 in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, a small market town near Edinburgh. A life-long bachelor, Smith […]

| 27 February 2023 |

Art Goldhammer on Ukraine – Revue de Presse, 27 February 2023

Dear Reader,  With an eye on the recent one year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Tocqueville 21 begins its coverage with a special press review penned by Arthur Goldhammer. […]

| 24 February 2023 |

Author Response: Constructing Europe and Defending Empire

**This is the author’s response in our book forum on Megan Brown’s The Seventh Member State: Algeria, France, and the European Community. This week, we have published four reviews of […]

| 23 February 2023 |

Was Europe Ever The Dream?

** This is the fourth in a series of four reviews of Megan Brown’s The Seventh Member State: Algeria, France, and the European Community. Previous reviews include: 1. When Algeria Was […]

| 22 February 2023 |

Inclusion, Exclusion: Algeria and the Making of Europe

** This is the third in a series of four reviews of Megan Brown’s The Seventh Member State: Algeria, France, and the European Community. Previous reviews include: 1. When Algeria Was […]

| 21 February 2023 |

The Last Dreams of Empire  

**This is the second in a series of four reviews of Megan Brown’s The Seventh Member State: Algeria, France, and the European Community. Previous reviews include: 1. When Algeria Was Europe? […]

Macronism: The Endgame

Emmanuel Macron came to power as an ambitious young visionary who (rightly) divined a concentration of force in the center of the political spectrum–a force that supposedly relegated to the […]