What a 19th century French Aristocrat can teach us about America

  This is perhaps the most cited book in the world. I have seen it cited even when there is no need to do so, because the aura of quoting Tocqueville, the 19th century French aristocrat is irresistible. With his magnum opus Democracy in America, written after his visit to America in the 1830s’, Tocqueville… Continue reading What a 19th century French Aristocrat can teach us about America

Book Review: Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an by Denise A. Spellberg

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If the only thing you learn from this book is that the founding fathers had the wisdom to use Islam as a test case, to set the limits of tolerance in America, then that’d be sufficient. Denise Spellberg: Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an is a well-researched book, that locates the debates during the time (and before) Jefferson… Continue reading Book Review: Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an by Denise A. Spellberg