Pierre Manent is currently teaching political philosophy at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. He was previously assistant to Raymond Aron at the Collège de France. He was one of the founders of, and is a regular contributor to, the quarterly Commentaire. He has published numerous books and articles, many of them translated into English: An Intellectual History of Liberalism; Tocqueville and the Nature of Democracy; The City and Man; Modern Liberty and its Discontents.