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Dr Sudhir Hazareesingh interviewed about the golden age of French philosophy

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Sudhir Hazareesingh appeared on BBC Radio 4's 'Thinking Allowed' programme (24 June), discussing the prominence of thinkers in the life and history of France and asking how intellectuals, from Voltaire to Foucault, have contributed to the distinctiveness of the nation.

Sudhir draws on ideas and themes from his new book, published today: 'How the French Think: An Affectionate Portrait of an Intellectual People'.

The book is available here: http://www.penguin.co.uk/books/how-the-french-think/9781846146022/

You can listen to the full interview here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05zr4r3

Dr Sudhir Hazareesingh is CUF Lecturer in Politics and Tutorial Fellow in Politics, Balliol College