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My current book project, The People’s Two Powers: Public Opinion and Popular Sovereignty, traces the history of the distinction between public opinion and popular sovereignty from Rousseau to Tocqueville, and explores its relevance for our understanding of past and present conceptions of democracy.

A second project, Liberalism: a Tradition-Building History, revisits the history of liberalism as a process of canonization of earlier liberal figures and reinvention of liberal traditions.

My next book project, Propaganda and Democracy: A History, tells the story of how we came to think about these two notions as stellar opposites in the aftermath of WWII.

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