David A. Bell

David A. Bell is a historian of early modern and modern Europe at Princeton University. He new book is Men on Horseback: The Power of Charisma in the Age of Revolution (2020).


Cover for: Fascism or Caesarism?

Warnings about resurgent fascism are not entirely unjustified. And yet they can still blind us to the political dangers we are now facing. It is Napoleon, not Hitler, who exemplifies an enduring threat to modern democracies, argues historian of modern France David A. Bell.