Pierre Manent
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Pierre Manent in November 2011
Pierre Manent

(1949-05-06) May 6, 1949 (age 73)
Alma materÉcole normale supérieure
Scientific career
FieldsPolitical science
InstitutionsÉcole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
Boston College
InfluencesAristotle, Tocqueville, Raymond Aron, Leo Strauss

Pierre Manent (French: [manɑ̃]; born 6 May 1949, Toulouse) is a French political scientist and academic. He teaches political philosophy at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, in the Centre de recherches politiques Raymond Aron. Every autumn[when?], he is also a visiting teacher in Boston College at the Department of Political Science.

After graduating from the École normale supérieure, he became assistant to Raymond Aron at the Collège de France. He was one of the founders of the quarterly Commentaire and remains a regular contributor.

Manent is a key figure of the contemporary French political philosophy and his work has helped the rediscovery of the French liberal tradition. A eurosceptic[1] and a classical liberal, he has been called by The Weekly Standard "the most profound of the Euroskeptical philosophers".[2]


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  1. ^ "Pierre Manent on the European Union". YouTube.com. Archived from the original on 2021-12-12. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  2. ^ Lawler, Reinsch, Peter, Richard. "A Populist Uprising". www.weeklystandard.com. The Weekly Standard. Retrieved 14 January 2015.