We’ve decided to experiment with a new feature on the blog called “close-reading Tocqueville.” The premise is simple: we’ll periodically select one chapter from Tocqueville’s corpus and comment on what […]More
Danielle CharetteDanielle Charette is a PhD candidate with the University of Chicago's Committee on Social Thought, where she studies political theory and is writing a dissertation on the political thought of David Hume. Her work has appeared in The History of Political Thought, The History of European Ideas, and popular outlets such as The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Point, The Chronicle Review, and the Hedgehog Review. She graduated from Swarthmore College in 2014 with a BA in English Literature.
This is the launch of our book forum for Sophia Rosenfeld’s Democracy and Truth: A Short History (University of Pennsylvania Press 2019). Populist and “post-truth” politics have a long pedigree. Pamphlets […]More
The New York Times recently ran an entertaining—if somewhat unnerving—piece on Silicon Valley’s fascination with Stoicism. A number of prominent tech entrepreneurs claim to follow the philosophy of self-mastery taught by […]More
David Runciman s’est rendu à l’Université de Chicago en février 2019 pour y donner une conférence sur la notion d’ « artificialité » chez Hobbes et présenter son dernier livre, How Democracy Ends. […]More
Danielle Charette and Robert Stone sat down this week with Josiah Ober, the Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis Professor of classics and political science at Stanford University. They discussed Professor Ober’s latest book, Demopolis (Cambridge, […]More
Stephen Sawyer’s post in January on the democratic paradoxes of the administrative state got me thinking, somewhat tangentially, about the Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein. Like many non-lawyers, I first came […]More