Jeffrey Andrew Barash is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Amiens, France. His publications have focused on the themes of political philosophy, historicism, and modern German thought. He is the author of three books: Heidegger et son siècle: Temps de l'Être, temps de l'histoire (Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1995), Martin Heidegger and the Problem of Historical Meaning (second, paperback edition, New York: Fordham University Press, 2003), and Politiques de l'histoire: L'historicisme comme promesse et comme mythe (Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 2004). He has edited The Social Construction of Reality: The Legacy of Ernst Cassirer (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008). He is currently completing a book entitled Collective Memory and the Historical Past and is also preparing a work on political mythology in the modern world.