Sudhir Hazareesingh
Professor in politics, University of Oxford

Sudhir Hazareesingh is professor in politics and a tutorial fellow in politics at Balliol College at the University of Oxford. He won the Prix d’histoire for The Legend of Napoleon (2006), and his latest book is How the French Think (2015).

Written by Sudhir Hazareesingh

Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir having lunch at the “La Coupole” Brasserie, December 1973. Photo by Guy Le Querrec/Magnum

The dimming of the light

With its revolutionary heat and rational cool, French thought once dazzled the world. Where did it all go wrong?

Sudhir Hazareesingh