The Spectre of War: International Communism and the
Origins of World War II by Jonathan Haslam, George F.
Kennan Professor in the School of Historical Studies, was published
May 25, 2021, by Princeton University Press:
This article is a slightly edited excerpt of the lecture given
on the occasion of the awarding of the Edgar di Picciotto
International Prize of the Graduate Institute of Geneva to Joan
Wallach Scott, Professor Emerita in the School of Social
If American citizens are good democrats, they will always be
suspicious of government officials, and that will make them
receptive to the information that whistleblowers provide. But they
ought to be suspicious of whistleblowers, too. Citizens may...
We can respect the right of free speech without having to
respect the ideas being uttered. Critical thinking is precisely not
a program of neutrality, not tolerance of all opinion, not an
endorsement of the idea that anything goes. It is about how...
Just before Thanksgiving last year, I sent an email to the
Institute’s Director, Robbert Dijkgraaf, whom I had never met.
Acknowledging that my missive was somewhat “out of the blue,” I
explained that I had spent most of the previous eight years...
Editions Amsterdam has published La Politique du Voile (2017), a
new translation of Professor Emerita Joan
Wallach Scott's book ThePolitics of the Veil (2007), an examination
of the French government's ban on the wearing of "conspicuous
Using the work of Iris Young, Amartya Sen, and John Dewey, along
with the empirical case of the contemporary Movement for Black
Lives, Deva Woodly, Member
(2012–13) in the School of Social Science and Assistant Professor
of Politics at The New...
Politics is not merely a series of policy battles, but an
ongoing struggle for the primacy of our favored understandings
about both how the world is and how it ought to be. In this way,
politics is a contest between diverse meanings that
I was in my final year of graduate school, writing a
dissertation on the place of persuasion in the success of
contemporary American social movements, when the nearly
two-year-long campaign for the American president who would succeed
George W. Bush...
Human beings have waged war or engaged in violent conflict with
each other since ancient times, an observation that prompted a
Member at the Institute to suggest in the course of a casual
conversation that surely it was a waste of time and