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About Stephen Holmes

Stephen Holmes teaches law and political science at New York University. He is the author of Benjamin Constant and the Making of Modern Liberalism (1984), The Anatomy of Antiliberalism (Harvard University Press, 1993), Passions and Constraint: The Theory of Liberal Democracy (Chicago University Press, 1995), and the co-author (with Cass Sunstein) of The Cost of Rights: Why Liberty Depends on Taxes (WW Norton, 1999).

Articles by Stephen Holmes

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The logic of a blocked history

Francis Fukuyama's ascription to history of a plot and climax is implausible, but the grain of his work is freshly relevant to the post-9/11 world, says Stephen Holmes.
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