Alan S. Kahan is currently Professor of British Civilization at the Université de Versailles/St. Quentin-en-Yvelines in France. His most recent books are Mind vs. Money: The War Between Intellectuals and Capitalism (Transaction, 2010), and Alexis de Tocqueville (Continuum, 2010). He has also translated Tocqueville’s The Old Regime and the Revolution (Chicago, 1998). Currently, he is working on a book on “Tocqueville, Religion, and Democracy” for which he received a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities for 2013-14.