David A. Bell, author of The First Total War (Houghton Mifflin), is
Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Johns Hopkins.
The Unfree French looks at the German occupation of Vichy; Bad Faith is a grim biography of a French collaborator.
New biographies of Rousseau and Voltaire help us appreciate how
very fragile the eighteenth century's great movement of ideas was, and how remarkable it is that the Enlightenment not only survived but flourished.