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TitleDemocracy in America
AuthorAlexis de Tocqueville
ISBN0140447601
ImprintAlexis de Tocqueville Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
Pages992

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Democracy in America has had the singular honor of being even to this day the work that political commentators of every stripe refer to when they seek to draw large conclusions about the society of the USA Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat, came to the young nation to investigate the functioning of American democracy the social, political economic life of its citizens, publishing his observations in 1835 1840 Brilliantly written, vividly illustrated with vignettes portraits, Democracy in America is far than a trenchant analysis of one society at a particular point in time What will most intrigue modern readers is how many of the observations still hold true on the mixed advantages of a free press, the strained relations among the races the threats posed to democracies by consumerism corruption So uncanny is Tocqueville s insight so accurate are his predictions, that it seems as tho he were not merely describing the American identity but actually helping to create it.

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Roy Lotz

Democracy in America By Alexis de Tocqueville

I struggle to penetrate God s point of view, from which vantage point I try to observe and judge human affairs. A few months ago, bored at work and with no other obligations to tie me to New York, I decided that I would look into employment in Europe and now, several months and an irksome vi... (Sign in to see more)


Edward

Democracy in America By Alexis de Tocqueville

ChronologyIntroduction NotesFurther ReadingTranslator s Note Democracy in America NotesTwo Essays on America Two Weeks in the Wilderness Excursion to Lake Oneida


Ahmad Sharabiani

Democracy in America By Alexis de Tocqueville

De la democratie en Amerique On Democracy in America Democracy in America, Alexis de TocquevilleDe La D mocratie en Am rique published in two volumes, the first in 1835 and the second in 1840 is a classic French text by Alexis de Tocqueville Its title translates as On Democracy in America, but Engli... (Sign in to see more)


Russell Bittner

Democracy in America By Alexis de Tocqueville

I don t mind admitting that Alexis de Toqueville s Democracy in America is quite possible the most demanding piece of exposition I ve read since Hegel s Phenomenology of Mind. I suspect it s one of those books analogous, if you will, to Cervantes Don Quixote, Melville s Moby ... (Sign in to see more)


Mike (the Paladin)

Democracy in America By Alexis de Tocqueville

I m going with 4 stars here, it isn t always the easiest book to read, but worth it There is a lot of wisdom in this book, a lot of insight While history hasn t borne out all his predictions, there have been enough Sadly also, it looks as though of the things he said may still prove to be true In t... (Sign in to see more)


K.S.R.

Democracy in America By Alexis de Tocqueville

Update My brother just told me that Kurt Vonnegut says that anyone who hasn t read Democracy in America is a wimp So I guess that makes me almost not a wimp Well Post from a few weeks ago I ve been wanting to read de Toqueville s, Democracy in America for some time, and I ve finally bit the b... (Sign in to see more)


Rebecca Renner

Democracy in America By Alexis de Tocqueville

One of the most pivotal books in my college education It got me to start rethinking the concept of prisons and mass incarceration in America.


Douglas Wilson

Democracy in America By Alexis de Tocqueville

Justly a classic I learned a great deal, including about myself.


David

Democracy in America By Alexis de Tocqueville

The evidence is mounting I am a philistine.


C├ęsar

Democracy in America By Alexis de Tocqueville

Creio que , devido ao dia, todos dever amos ler esta extraordin ria obra , para perceber melhor o caldo de culturas que o pa s Estados Unidos da Am rica.


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