Robert Zaret­sky is a Pro­fes­sor of His­to­ry at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton in the field of mod­ern Euro­pean intel­lec­tu­al and cul­tur­al his­to­ry. He is the author of A Life Worth Liv­ing: Albert Camus and the Quest for Mean­ing and Boswell’s Enlight­en­ment, and is at work on a book on the friend­ship between Cather­ine the Great and Denis Diderot. He is a fre­quent con­trib­u­tor to the New York Times, For­eign Pol­i­cy, Los Ange­les Times, Inter­na­tion­al Her­ald Tri­bune, Le Monde Diplo­ma­tique, Chron­i­cle of High­er Edu­ca­tion, and the Lon­don Times High­er Edu­ca­tion Mag­a­zine. He is the his­to­ry edi­tor for the Los Ange­les Review of Books and a month­ly colum­nist for the Jew­ish Dai­ly For­ward.
Labor
The Complicated Story Behind Those Images of Terrified Air France Executives Fleeing Workers
Culture
Reading Camus in Tunisia
The Rebel and the Arab Spring.