Jean-François Revel


Last Exit to Utopia

The Survival of Socialism in a Post-Soviet Era Translation of the book La Grande Parade Encounter Books February 15, 2000 300 pages Book’s page on Back cover presentation Here is a tasty paradox: How did the Leftist legions regroup after history delivered its fatal blow to the Soviet system? Simple, argues Jean-Francois Revel: the […]


Encounter Books November 1, 2003 176 pages Book’s page on Presentation Revel probes the origins of the notion that America is the source of all evil: imperialistic, greedy, ruthlessly competitive–a hyperpower whose riches are acquired at the expense of the Third World. Reviews Pride and Resentment, Robert Howse For America, by Alan Wolfe, May […]

The monk and the philosopher

A Father and Son Discuss the Meaning of Life In collaboration with Jean-François’ son Matthieu Ricard. February 15, 2000 384 pages Book’s page on Presentation Jean Francois-Revel, a pillar of French intellectual life in our time, became world famous for his challenges to both Communism and Christianity. Twenty-seven years ago, his son, Matthieu Ricard, […]

How democracies perish

Amazon’s page on the book Resources Maidenly moderation, sur Comment les démocraties finissent Can the Democracies Survive? How Democracies Perish, by Eric Chenoweth Review: Anxiety and Ideology (limited access), by Stephen Sestanovich, 1985, The University of Chicago Law Review France: The Case for Pessimism, par George Russell pour Time, 03.12 1984

Without Marx or Jesus

The new American Revolution has begun Translation of the book Ni Marx ni Jésus Doubleday; First Edition January 1, 1971 269 pages Book’s page on Reviews goodreads page and reviews Without Marx or Jesus, By Alfred Kazin, New-York Times, Sept. 26, 1971 Without Marx or Jesus, by Jean-Francois Revel, by Edward Grossman for Commentary, […]