Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


Terror Laws: Lessons from the French Revolution  
FSI Stanford, The Europe Center Seminar

Date and Time
October 6, 2009
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Open to the public
RSVP required by 5PM October 5

Dan Edelstein - Assistant Professor, Department of French and Italian, Stanford University

The period of French revolutionary turmoil known as the Terror is often blamed on ideological rigidity, popular anger, or civil dissensions. In this discussion of his new book, The Terror of Natural Right: Republicanism, the Cult of Nature, and the French Revolution (Chicago, 2009), Dan Edelstein points instead to the role played by liberal theories of natural law, and asks what this example teaches us about legislating the exceptional in troubled times.

CISAC Conference Room
Encina Hall Central, 2nd floor
616 Serra St.
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305
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FSI Contact
Laura Seaman