Olivier Zunz on Alexis de Tocqueville

Olivier Zunz is the James Madison Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Virginia. He is among the foremost scholars of Alexis de Tocqueville and the author of The Man who Knew Democracy: The Life of Alexis de Tocqueville.   Become a Patron! Make a one-time Donation to Democracy Paradox. Tocqueville’s Democracy in America... Continue Reading →

How Does Buddhism Shape Constitutional Law?

By Justin Kempf A review of Buddhism and Comparative Constitutional Law edited by Tom Ginsburg and Benjamin Schonthal. Buddhism and Constitutional LawOver the past year I have made a real effort to explore constitutional law. Americans talk quite a bit about their constitution, but they know very little about constitutions in other countries. They often presume... Continue Reading →

Liberalism in an Illiberal Region

  By Justin Kempf A review of Quest for Democracy: Liberalism in the Modern Arab World by Line Khatib Liberalism in the Modern Arab World On July 25th, 2021 Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed suspended parliament and dismissed Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi. It marked the collapse of the last remaining democracy to emerge from the Arab Spring.... Continue Reading →

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