Erica Benner

Vice-President of the European Society for the History of Political Thought

She is is one of editors of the book series of the European Society for the History of Political Thought, History of European Political and Constitutional Thought, Brill.

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“I’m a writer and scholar who works on moral and political thought. My first book was on nationalism and national identity. Nationalism fascinated me from an early age, no doubt because I was born and grew up in Japan as an obvious gaijin (foreigner), and wanted to understand why some people cared so much more than I did about national differences. I still don’t care much about them, but have come to appreciate why other people do.”

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Erica Benner’s Be Like the Fox is shortlisted for the 2018 Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography

 

The Thinker by Rodin