In a recent review published the Jewish Policy Center, Eric Rozenman praises Dr. Juliana Geran Pilon’s The Utopian Conceit and the War on Freedom.   Her “wide research and illuminating connections,” he observes, “unwrap the utopian conceit’s history and fatal allure. She shows how, generation after generation and regardless of previous bloody failures, the siren call reappears.  . . . The utopian conceit has been especially dangerous for Jews.”

Dr. Pilon, who joined the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) as a Senior Fellow in March 2015, has published extensively on international relations and national security.  From 2010 to 2013, she directed the Center for Culture and Security at the Institute of World Politics, Washington, D.C. She is also the director of the AHI WaPoNS summer program which aims to prepare promising and motivated college students for the challenges of a rapidly changing global environment by offering them an opportunity to engage with some of the best thinkers on and practitioners in the field of national security.