Liberty Matters: Germaine de Staël, Fanaticism, and the Spirit of Party (March 2019)
- Aurelian Craiutu (author)
The year 2017 marked the bicentenary of Germaine de Staël’s death (1766-1817). Although her name almost never appears in textbooks or histories of political thought in the English-speaking world her political thought is undeniably rich and brilliant. Having lived in revolutionary times, she had a unique opportunity to witness firsthand the importance of ideas and the power of passions in society and political life.