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From Democracy in the Streets to Democracy in Danger

Share the post "From Democracy in the Streets to Democracy in Danger" In April 2019, Arthur Goldhammer delivered the following speech to the University of Chicago Democracy Initiative and Social Sciences Collegiate Division. We are grateful for his permission to reprint his remarks as part of our joint forum on the Academy and Democracy with the Journal of the History of Ideas blog.   “Who am I and why am I here?” You’re all too young to remember the 1992...

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Revue de Presse: November 17

Share the post "Revue de Presse: November 17" Bienvenue à notre première Revue de Presse 100% en français. Comme d’habitude, nous avons sélectionné des articles de la presse francophone et anglophone sur la politique et la culture démocratique autour du monde. Ces articles ne sont pas censés former une liste complète de ce qu’il faut avoir lu, ni une représentation de l’opinion des éditeurs du site : seulement une sélection de ce que nous lisions ces deux dernières...

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Two Events in Chicago!

Share the post "Two Events in Chicago!" Our very own Art Goldhammer will be giving two talks at the University of Chicago next week, which any Tocqueville 21 readers in the area will not want to miss. The first will be a presentation on April 15 entitled “Reading Tocqueville, Translating Tocqueville.” Join Art for a discussion of his approach to translating Tocqueville’s Democracy in America, in conversation with Manon Garcia, Jennifer Pitts, Eric Slaughter, Nina...

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Watching May Unfurl in Québec

Share the post "Watching May Unfurl in Québec" Editor’s note: this post is based on a paper given at the American University of Paris’s conference on the fiftieth anniversary of Mai ’68 this past June. To see all of Tocqueville 21’s writing on Mai ’68, follow this link. Fifty years ago, hundreds of students in a half dozen countries around the world left their classrooms, abandoned their books, and walked out onto the streets to protest insufficient educational...

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Tocqueville 21 on Mai 68

Share the post "Tocqueville 21 on Mai 68" The events of Mai 68, of course, stretched beyond the month of May 1968 itself. But as we’re winding down our reflections on this fiftieth anniversary of these events, we thought we’d compile all of our posts on the topic in one place. First, as a preview back in January, Art Goldhammer wrote on the possibility of resurgent youth movements across the transatlantic world. As the May Day protests broke out in France, Art later...

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Discussion event this Friday

Share the post "Discussion event this Friday" This is a friendly reminder to our readers in Paris that Tocqueville 21 is hosting a discussion on the contemporary legacy of Mai 68 this Friday at the Bar Commun (135, rue des Poissonniers) in the 18th arrondissement. Come get a drink from 17h30, and we should begin the discussion around 18h. Aurore Lambert, who has written for us in the past and who co-runs the bar, will be speaking about the impact of Mai 68 on...

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Mai 68, mouvement populiste ?

Share the post "Mai 68, mouvement populiste ?" Le réédition du livre du sociologue Alain Touraine sur les événements de mai-juin 1968 nous donne l’occasion de revenir sur son analyse du « mouvement de mai » et son contexte intellectuel. Paru en 1968, Le mouvement de Mai, ou le communisme utopique (Seuil) se révélerait de loin l’analyse la plus théorique et sophistiquée à voir le jour dans la vague d’interprétations écrites à chaud. Le fait que Touraine ait modifié sa...

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The Sixties and Culture War

Share the post "The Sixties and Culture War" In France, Mai 68 is an “event”—or rather, a series of événements, the temporality itself having occupied quite a bit of philosophical discussion over the years. In any case, having a single month that represents the country’s recent history of radical social and cultural upheaval is a convenient thing for people in France or people interested in France who write books, host radio shows, or organize conferences and...

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Mai 68 Conference at AUP

Share the post "Mai 68 Conference at AUP" On Saturday June 9, Stephen Sawyer and Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins are organizing a conference on the anniversary of Mai 68 at the American University of Paris (6, rue Colonel Combes – 75007 Paris). The papers being presented are all of great interest for Tocqueville 21 readers, all reflecting on the importance of these uprisings for democracy in Europe and North America fifty years after the fact. For anyone interested in...

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Mouvements étudiants : « Tout le monde sent qu’il y a un malaise dans la société »

Share the post "Mouvements étudiants : « Tout le monde sent qu’il y a un malaise dans la société »" Gilles Texier est doctorant en histoire et enseignant à l’Université de Paris 1. Membre du Nouveau parti anticapitaliste, il a été impliqué dans le mouvement étudiant sur le site de Tolbiac: dans les Assemblées générales, les manifestations et l’organisation de la mobilisation. Cinquante ans après les révoltes et grèves de Mai 68, il discute avec Jacob Hamburger de la...

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