Dr. Delsol is professor of philosophy at the University of Marne-La-Vallée near Paris. She has written several novels, as well as books about the nature of authority, the principle of subsidiarity, European identity and twentieth-century political thought. Her first book to appear in English was Icarus Fallen: The Search for Meaning in an Uncertain World (2003). This was fol-lowed by The Unlearned Lessons of the Twentieth Century: An Essay on Late Modernity (2006) and Unjust Ju-stice: Against the Tyranny of Inter-national Law (2008), all published by ISI Books. This essay has been translated and re-published with her permission.