Saturday, May 1, 2010

Headed for France

I leave for France tomorrow. While there, I will be doing 3 gigs.

Friday, May 7, Collège de France, Salle Halbwachs, 11h00: "De la démocratie en américain: conditions et conflits chez Tocqueville"
Monday, May 10, Nice, Centre Universitaire Méditerranéen, 14h00: "Individualisme, populisme, technocratie: trois façons de vivre la démocratie" (part of a colloquium on individualism organized by La Revue Tocqueville)
Wednesday, May 12, Paris, Institut Français de Relations Internationales, 8h30: "Les dysfonctionnements de la démocratie américaine"

It would be a pleasure to meet any readers who are able to attend these events. I will eventually post the first two papers on line. For the IFRI event there is no formal paper. I am also scheduled to do two interviews with France24, one in French, the other in English.

Greece vs. California

Why is Greece's financial difficulty a more serious problem for the EU than California's for the US? Jacques Melitz ponders the question.