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Sophia Rosenfeld replies to her readers

Share the post "Sophia Rosenfeld replies to her readers" This is the follow-up to our book forum on Sophia Rosenfeld’s Democracy and Truth: A Short History. Is it odd to begin by saying that I am thrilled with the serious critiques that this impressive group of scholars has leveled at Democracy and Truth: A Short History? I am, of course, also delighted that they found merit in the basic argument, as well as style, of the book. But I am especially pleased by their...

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Démocratie et mensonges

Share the post "Démocratie et mensonges" Ceci est le quatrième compte-rendu de notre table ronde sur Democracy and Truth : A Short History par Sophia Rosenfeld. À bien des égards, Democracy and Truth : A Short History fait écho au précédent livre de Sophia Rosenfeld, Common Sense : A Political History (2011), paru en français en 2013 sous le titre Le Sens commun. Histoire d’une idée politique. L’ouvrage retraçait la trajectoire transatlantique de l’idée de sens...

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Is Populism Specific to Democracy?

Share the post "Is Populism Specific to Democracy?" This is the third review in our book forum on Sophia Rosenfeld’s Democracy and Truth: A Short History. In Democracy and Truth: A Short History, Sophia Rosenfeld tackles the vexed relation between democracy and truth in the contemporary United States. Drawing on insights from Hannah Arendt, Michel Foucault, and philosophers of science, Rosenfeld’s analysis is not primarily a disquisition on a priori philosophical...

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Eloge du pluralisme

Share the post "Eloge du pluralisme" Ceci est le deuxième compte-rendu de notre table ronde sur Democracy and Truth : A Short History par Sophia Rosenfeld. Où que l’on pose le regard, le paysage politique des démocraties libérales présente le même spectacle de désolation. Le président des Etats-Unis passe ses jours et ses nuits à rédiger des messages de 140 signes qui n’entretiennent qu’un rapport évasif avec le monde réel, sans que ses partisans ne lui en tiennent...

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Should Defenders of Truth Defend Democracy?

Share the post "Should Defenders of Truth Defend Democracy?" This is the first review in our book forum on Sophia Rosenfeld’s Democracy and Truth: A Short History. A short history of the relation between democracy and truth from the middle of the eighteenth century up until the present, Sophia Rosenfeld’s new book is a triumph of erudition, insight and brevity. It historicizes contemporary anxieties about “post-truth” politics, showing that the tension between...

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Book Forum: Sophia Rosenfeld’s Democracy and Truth

Share the post "Book Forum: Sophia Rosenfeld’s Democracy and Truth" 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 published on London’s Grub Street or in Andrew Jackson’s America prove that the art of daily outrage predates social media. In fact, worries about sensationalism and the status of truth may be...

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