Articles By Jeremy Jennings
 
March 2017
Alexis de Tocqueville: a mediocre minister but a memoirist of genius
 
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December/January 2016/17
Jeremy Paxman's memoir is a moving and witty account of a postwar upbringing and TV career, but we learn little of the man behind the persona
 
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July/August 2016
The President of the Republic is intelligent, good-humoured, and likeable, but it's hard to shake the feeling that his time in office has been disastrous
 
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November 2015
‘Submission’ is a deeply unpleasant, dystopian novel, but something does ring true in this unlikely tale of an Islamist takeover in Paris
 
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January/February 2015
For anyone interested in the founding of the American Republic this work is indispensable reading
 
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November 2014
Adam Zomoyski's Phantom Terrors is timely, as well as elegantly written
 
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October 2014
Andrew Roberts’s account of the life 'Napoleon the Great' is magisterial and beautifully written
 
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May 2014
 
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March 2014
Two rival concepts of liberty have their roots in medieval canon law and Anglo-Saxon England
 
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December 2013
'Ever since its creation in 1972 the Front National has baffled commentators. No one seems able to decide what the party stands for or where it came from'
 
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September 2013
Anthony Pagden's celebration of the Enlightenment swiftly turns into a sustained, and unwarranted, diatribe against religion
 
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July/August 2013
Why did Alexis de Tocqueville write Democracy in America? Lucien Jaume’s excellent work of scholarship helps elucidate the answer by investigating the man
 
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June 2013
‘Hollande’s ministers are falling out among themselves and criticism from his left-wing allies is getting ever more strident’
 
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June 2012
François Hollande's lack of clear convictions won him the presidency. Will France regret saying non to Sarkozy?
 
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May 2012
It may seem like the French belletrist is a dying breed, but the modern-day public intellectual has always been something of a myth
 
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March 2012
Setting the tone of Catholic political thought for three centuries, it is in France where one uncovers the roots of the separation of Church and State
 
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September 2011
Book review of Contesting Democracy: Political Ideas in Twentieth-century Europe by Jan-Werner Müller
 
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June 2011
After four frustrating years, the French President is unpopular. But as his Socialist rival, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, falters, Sarkozy may yet hang on
 
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April 2011
Alexis de Tocqueville saw that 19th-century America combated individualism through the art of association. Are there lessons here for Cameron's 21st-century Big Society?
 
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October 2010
The Wind from the East: French Intellectuals, the Cultural Revolution, and the Legacy of the 1960s by Richard Wolin
 
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May 2010
A King's Ransom: The Life of Charles Théveneau de Morande, Blackmailer, Scandalmonger & Master Spy by Simon Burrows
 
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March 2010
Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey
 
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February 2009
Just over 70 years ago, a group of intellectuals met in Paris to revive liberalism. Their views have an eerie echo today
 
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November 2008
Jeremy Jennings dissects the work of the fashionable left-wing philosopher, who believes that Lenin, Stalin and Mao were too soft
 
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About Jeremy Jennings

Jeremy Jennings is Professor of Political Theory at King's College London and the author of Revolution and the Republic: A History of Political Thought in France since the Eighteenth Century, published by Oxford University Press. 

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