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

March 13, 2021

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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?” asked President Emmanuel Macron in a recent speech. Many things, he argued, but most notable was the pervasiveness of “certain social science theories entirely imported from the United States.” Purveyors of said social science did not take this well. Many pointed to the irony of France criticizing an American intellectual tradition which has been heavily shaped by French thought. Parodied one Twitter user: “BREAKING: French intellectuals blame American universities for corrosive

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

March 13, 2021

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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?” asked President Emmanuel Macron in a recent speech. Many things, he argued, but most notable was the pervasiveness of “certain social science theories entirely imported from the United States.” Purveyors of said social science did not take this well. Many pointed to the irony of France criticizing an American intellectual tradition which has been heavily shaped by French thought. Parodied one Twitter user: “BREAKING: French intellectuals blame American universities for corrosive

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