Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) Academic Advisor Paul Rahe was quoted in today’s Wall Street Journal on why revolutions occur and why Chinese officials are reading Alexis de Tocqueville. Rahe’s original article What Occasions Revolutions?, appeared in Ricochet, January 23, 2013.

Paul Rahe, Charles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in Western Heritage and Professor of History at Hillsdale College, is a noted historian of political philosophy. Dr. Rahe delivered the Fifth Annual David Aldrich Nelson Lecture on Constitutional Jurisprudence on the impact of Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de la Brède et de Montesquieu in the framing of the Constitution, on Constitution Day at the University of Rochester.