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TLS Review of Tocqueville’s ŒUVRES COMPLÈTES Tome XVII: Correspondance à divers

Share the post "TLS Review of Tocqueville’s ŒUVRES COMPLÈTES Tome XVII: Correspondance à divers" In the Times Literary Supplement, Michael Sonenscher has reviewed the final volume of Tocqueville’s ŒUVRES COMPLÈTES: Quite a few people, setting out for their first visit to, say, China from Britain or the United States would be likely, when they arrived, to want to find out more about its history, culture, economy, institutions and politics. Not many people setting out for...

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Next Steps

Share the post "Next Steps" After nearly four years with Tocqueville 21, I am stepping down from my role editing the blog. Already for much of this past year, my role has been a bit more behind the scenes, helping coordinate some of the changes we’ve been making to the blog’s format. And starting in early October, I’ll be starting a new position as a staff attorney at Legal Aid Chicago, and though I have been tempted to continue editing during my spare time, experience...

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Two More In, One Out

Share the post "Two More In, One Out" The Republican presidential field took on a new complexion today. Michel Barnier announced that he is in, as did Eric Ciotti, but Laurent Wauquiez took himself out of the running. Barnier is a centrist, while Ciotti and Wauquiez both belong to the LR’s right wing. Le Monde informs us that Barnier, despite his vast experience, lacks charisma, tends toward rigidity, and is irritable, qualities which have earned him the unflattering...

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Le populisme « créole » de Jean-Luc Mélenchon

Share the post "Le populisme « créole » de Jean-Luc Mélenchon" L’époque accélérée où nous vivons nous fait perdre la notion du temps. Cela fait déjà un peu plus de dix ans que Jean-Luc Mélenchon s’est rapproché du populisme de gauche. En 2010, pour la première fois, il se revendique comme étant « populiste ». Pourtant, à ce moment-là son adhésion à ce type de discours est encore timide. En 2012, lors d’un colloque à Buenos Aires avec des théoriciens du populisme de...

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Zozo dans le métro

Share the post "Zozo dans le métro" It seems that Éric Zemmour may be on the verge of throwing his hat in the ring for 2022 and that a fair number of ex-Lepenist politicians may be prepared to back him. He has asked at least one ex-RN mayor for his parrainage. So the question arises, How would the race be affected if Zemmour gets in? At first sight, the answer might seem to be that no news could be sweeter for Emmanuel Macron. Zemmour will split the far right vote,...

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Interview: Chantal Mouffe on democracy, populism, and why the Left needs to read Spinoza

Share the post "Interview: Chantal Mouffe on democracy, populism, and why the Left needs to read Spinoza" Chantal Mouffe is a democratic theorist whose work as been cited as an inspiration for radical political movements across the globe, and who has elicited controversy for her advoacy of left-wing populism. She is the Professor of Political Theory at the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster, and her books include Gramsci and Marxist...

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Tocqueville, Violence, and the Contemporary Crisis of American Partisanship

Share the post "Tocqueville, Violence, and the Contemporary Crisis of American Partisanship" At the end of Volume I of Democracy in America, in a section entitled “On Republican Institutions in the United States: What Are the Chances of Their Survival,” Alexis de Tocqueville offered his readers some optimism. While the particular form of the Union was a historical “accident,” he wrote, “the republic seems to me to be the natural state of the Americans.” Compared to...

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Introducing the Tocqueville 21 Podcast: French Politics with Art Goldhammer

Share the post "Introducing the Tocqueville 21 Podcast: French Politics with Art Goldhammer" We are proud to launch the Tocqueville 21 Podcast! Our goal is for this podcast to be a forum to explore in-depth the kinds of material on contemporary democracy we’ve published on the blog and in The Tocqueville Review/La Revue Tocqueville, as well as a way to launch new kinds of projects. Today, we’re kicking things off by featuring our very own Arthur Goldhammer, in a...

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The Final Volumes of The Complete Works of Tocqueville

Share the post "The Final Volumes of The Complete Works of Tocqueville" On June 3, 2021, Gallimard published volumes 1, 2, and 3 of Tome XVII of the Complete Works of Tocqueville. With the addition of these three volumes of Tocqueville’s correspondence, the Complete Works are now, in point of fact, complete. In a process that spanned 70 years, the entirety of Tocqueville’s works has now been edited and published. These newest additions to the œuvres complètes, which...

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Entretien avec Laurence Duboys Fresney sur l’Atlas des Français

Share the post "Entretien avec Laurence Duboys Fresney sur l’Atlas des Français" Laurence Duboys Fresney, Managing Editor de The Tocqueville Review/La Revue Tocqueville, a été l’invité de l’émission “Nos géographies” ce printemps pour discuter de la réédition de son livre l’Atlas des Français, parue cette année chez Éditions Autrement. Au cas où vous l’avez raté, vous pouvez écouter son entretien sur la distribution géographique des inégalités ici....

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