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David A. Bell
David A. Bell is the Lapidus Professor in the Department of History at Princeton University and the author, most recently, of Shadows of Revolution: Reflections on France, Past and Present (Oxford University Press).
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.