I am Laetitia Strauch-Bonart, a French writer and media contributor. Thoughtopia is my personal blog, a blog on contemporary politics & culture.

I regularly write for the French weekly Le Point and the British monthly Standpoint, and am a regular panelist on the Club 28′ on Arte.

I am the editor of the newly launched Phébé par Le Point, a weekly review of the best ideas and research in the humanities internationally.

I am also a PhD candidate in History at Queen Mary University of London, where I work on the ideas of British Conservatives on morality in the postwar period.

From October 2016, I have been co-organising with Chantal Delsol the conferences of the Observatoire de la Modernité at the Collège des Barnardins in Paris.

I was born into a family of musicians, and had the chance to be introduced very early to arts and literature. My first intellectual birth happened when discovering philosophy in high school; my second intellectual birth when discovering Conservative thought. 

I have eclectic interests. I used to dance argentin tango and flamenco, and am still fascinated by them. I am interested in the history of art, especially painting. I like reading English and Russian novelists.

I graduated from the Ecole normale supérieure Ulm in philosophy and from “Sciences Po” in public affairs, both in Paris.

I live in London with my beloved husband and daughter, and I have strong roots in Paris, my birthplace.

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