Excerpt: At the beginning of his career, Pierre Manent spoke of political philosophy’s “healing light.” Likewise, he pointed to Cicero as a classical model of a philosophically informed citizen who could speak to princes and peoples alike about matters… More
Excerpt: A philosopher grapples with Islam, secularism, and their place in society. Last year, a distinguished French philosopher named Pierre Manent attempted to offer an answer in a book-length essay, Beyond Radical Secularism. He began writing after the… More
Excerpt: Manent is maybe the greatest political philosopher you have not heard of before and should read nonetheless. This Parisian has written several books on political science and intellectual history, from Tocqueville and the Nature of Democracy (1996)… More
Mahoney discusses “Communion and Consent” as the wellsprings of Western liberty in the thought of Pierre Manent.