Robert Zaretsky

Robert Zaretsky is a professor of history in the Honors College, University of Houston. Author of ten books—most recently Catherine & Diderot: The Empress, the Philosopher and the Fate of the Enlightenment—he is also a regular contributor to the New York TimesWashington PostForeign AffairsForeign PolicyTimes Literary Supplement, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. His new book, The Subversive Simone Weil: A Life in Five Ideas, will be published next year.