Interviews by Anthony Gottlieb
The Crisis of the European Mind
by Paul Hazard
The Enlightenment in America
by Henry May
The Enlightenment and the Intellectual Foundations of Modern Culture
by Louis Dupré
The Religious Enlightenment
by David Sorkin
Democratic Enlightenment: Philosophy, Revolution, and Human Rights, 1750-1790
by Jonathan Israel
Which are the best books on the Enlightenment? Jonathan Israel, one of the leading historians of early modern Europe, recommends his top five.
Ruth Wisse, Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Comparative Literature Emerita at Harvard and author of No Joke: Making Jewish Humour, identifies Tevye the Dairyman as the first standup comic and Sigmund Freud as Jewish humour’s greatest analyst.